My hubby cannot cook, he can barely fry an egg but he can make some amazing rustic salads…I have to admit his salads taste delicious. He made us this Baked Bean Salad, I think it’s his absolute favourite and he made it with such love I can’t help but share it. I don’t think his mum knew how to make many creative salads but she did make a mean baked bean salad so I think it’s where he got his tips from.
Even my 9 year old enjoyed his dad’s salad. I am lucky in many ways, I have a husband that is truly a family man, I never had that before and I’m so blessed to have someone that really goes out of his way to take care of us. If someone tells you they have a perfect marriage then they need their heads checked, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage or a perfect human being, marriage is hard work and a work in progress.
We work at ours every single day, there’s no denying that and the key is communication, respect and most of all trust. If it’s one thing I can say is that I trust my husband 100%, So this recipe post is dedicated to my amazing but sometimes cranky husband, whom I love to bits.
This is a simple salad and I know it was a salad at every braai during our childhood, I don’t remember loving it very much when I was younger but now it’s absolutely yummy and even more yum with some braai sausages.
I always have a few canned goods in my cupboard or should I say more than a few, I sometimes forget what I have and buy more so I probably end up with a whole lot of canned stuff that could last me a year, thankfully they have long expiry dates. Now that it’s summer in SA you will need loads of salad recipes so you can add this one to your list. I have a rather pedantic hubby so he’s even counted the number of mint leaves he used in the salad so here you have it, a very precise recipe.
Baked Bean Salad
- 410 gram canned baked beans
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 tomato diced
- Handful mint leaves
- Handful coriander leaves chopped
- 2 green chillies or 1 green and 1 red, finely chopped
- juice of half lemon
- 2 tbsp chilli sauce We used Veri Peri sauce
- In a large bowl mix together the baked beans, red onion, tomato, mint, coriander and green chilli
- Add the chilli sauce and the lemon juice. Mix well and season with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve