Frijoles Slaw

This is an especially attractive salad, when you serve it in a bowl of the cabbage leaves. It is also a delicious ingredient in burritos.

Yield: 8 servings

2 cups cooked pinto beans, well drained
3 ½ cups shredded red or white cabbage, reserving large outer leaves to create a bowl
1 large carrot, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
½ cup minced Spanish onion
½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
½ cup Mayonnaise
¼ cup red tomato based salsa, any kind


1. At least 2 hours or up to 1 day before serving, combine beans, cabbage, carrot, and onion in a large bowl. Mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of the salsa in a small bowl.

2. Add the dressing to the vegetables and toss until the vegetables are well coated. Taste and adjust seasonings. Using the large outer leaves of the cabbage, place them in a salad bowl. Then place the slaw inside the outer leaves. Garnish top with remaining salsa.

3. Serve on chilled plates.

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