Today’s inspiration is the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The first time I saw or honestly, even heard of Rosie, was through watching Mad Max Fury Road. I remember her role distinctly, because I was very upset to see her character go in the film, but her exit was memorable . Rosie obviously not only acts, but models too. She is most known for her role as being one of the faces of the Victoria Secret’s Angels. With her talents combined with the extremely talented Russell James, the photo above inspired me to create a dish that would resemble the striking, Gucci purple gown.
The colors within the dish not only amused my eyes, but it reminded me of the days when I was little. I remember wondering out into the backyard where I grew up when spring and summer rolled around. I would scout out tasty treats to eat like berries and nuts. My favorite treat of all was the honeysuckle bushes. The taste from the honeysuckles is the exact same sweetness in the dish that I am about to share today. So, without further adieu, here is today’s recipe…
White and Purple Bean Salad
1 can of cannellini beans
1 head of broccoli
half of a small purple cabbage finely diced
1 tsp. of coriander
1 tsp. of olive oil
squeeze of lemon juice
1/2 tsp. of sea salt
2 tbsp. of agave nectar
dash of black pepper (to taste)
4 tbsp. of tahini (optional)
diced purple onions (optional)
crumbled goat cheese
Tongs (to mix)
- Wash one can of cannellini beans and drain until dry.
- Then combine finely dice purple cabbage and broccoli with the beans in a large bowl.
- Then with tongs, mix in the rest of ingredients and combine together.
- Enjoy with crumbled goat cheese and slivered almonds on top OR optional tahini for dressing.
Photo by. Bernadette Mira