|Bean & Fruit Salad|
Bean & Fruit Salad(click here for printable recipe)
1 cup brown lentils, soaked overnight
2/3 cup garbanzo beans/chickpeas, soaked overnight
2 bay leaves
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large scallion
1 large jalapeno, finely chopped
1 cup pineapple, chopped
1 mango, chopped
1 large handful mint leaves, finely chopped
1 large handful cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cook lentils and beans seperately with 1 bay leaf in each pot, until tender. Drain and run cold water over them. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, honey, salt and mix well. Add olive oil and whisk briskly.
Add all other ingredients to bowl with beans, including the lime-honey dressing and mix well.
Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to develop. For optimal flavor, refrigerate overnight and serve the next day. Served here with Salt & Pepper Flaxseed Crackers (recipe coming later in the month), it made a delicious light meal, perfect for the heat of summer!
this recipe has joined the link up parties at Show Me Your Hits hosted by Nalini, Let's make Salads, Divya's Fun in the Sun & Kalyani's Kitchen Chronicles, hosted by Vardhini
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