Sometimes you would like the taste components of red beans and rice, but don't have all day to soak/cook the red beans. This is a different twist on the traditional red beans, rice and sausage dish. You can serve this one either warm or cold.
3 cups cooked rice
1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup finely chopped red onions
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped smoked ham
¾ cup olive oil
4 T. red-wine vinegar
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
½ t. salt
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
½ t. freshly ground black pepper
Place the salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over salad and gently stir the dressing into the salad.
Adapted from Martha Stewart's recipe