call me teegar (just_teegan) wrote in vegancooking,
call me teegar

cold bean salad

My roommate and I are moving out of our apartment in a week, so I'm trying to make summery recipes with what we've got instead of going to the store. I was also looking for something big and easy that would keep in the fridge for a few days so we can study for finals or spend time outside instead of standing around the kitchen.
Thus, the cold bean salad was born.

1 c dried red lentils
1 c dried split peas
1 c uncooked brown rice
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves (or more, to taste) garlic
1 can spring peas
dash of lemon juice

all of the following to taste:
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt + pepper

1. Combine lentils, peas, rice, and sufficient water (at least a few cups) in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and simmer about half an hour, or until the grains and legumes begin to soften without getting mushy.
2. Lightly saute the garlic, onions, and carrots in a pan to soften them a little, but again, you don't want them mushy.
3. Rinse the lentils, split peas, and rice in a little cold water. Drain.
4. Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Chill. Enjoy.
Tags: beans-lentils, beans-split peas, salads, salads-bean salads
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