There's much more to be found at a local farmers' market than just fruits and vegetables. I bought Hot Mamas Cajun Spice Rub when it first caught my eye earlier this year. And I discovered this spice blend is just the spark a bean salad needs.
If Hot Mamas is not available at your local farmers' market or your market has closed for winter like ours in Black Currant Bay, here's the company website: www.hotmamas.ca. Of course, there are other Cajun spice blends on grocery store shelves. You could also make your own!
Cajun 3-bean Salad
Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette
1-1/2 cups green beans, cooked and chilled
14-oz can kidney beans, rinsed
14-oz can chick peas, rinsed
1 cup minced onion
1 cup minced celery
Cajun seasoning (Hot Mamas Cajun Spice Rub is perfect)
Toss all the ingredients together, including salt and Cajun seasoning to taste.
Makes 4 kickin' side dishes.