“What recipes do you make all the time?” is a question that students and friends ask me on a regular basis. While it is hard to choose just one, my cowboy salad is a great place to start. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it is consistently delicious, amazingly versatile, economical and features one of my very favorite foods...beans!
In honor of the recent airing of a California Bountiful TV segment about heirloom beans, featuring Chip and Bobbie Morris, Jerry Fry and me in the kitchen, I thought it was the perfect time to share. While you can make my cowboy salad with nearly any bean, I absolutely love using Chip and Bobbie’s Calypso or Black Valentine varieties, grown locally.