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:
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.