1 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic bulb, crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
100g red kidney beans, soaked overnight and cooked in plenty of boiling water
100g black eye beans, soaked and cooked
100g organic chickpeas, soaked and cooked
100g quinoa, simmered in 600ml water for 15 minutes
50g organic feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
This is a perfect healthy lunchtime salad, full of protein and rich in nutrients, such as folic acid (folate), manganese, iron, copper, magnesium and molybdenum. The great thing with salads is you can go freestyle with them. If you don't have some of the below ingredients, then be creative and try something else! We often add tomatoes as they go beautifully with Feta, or add a sliced apple for a bit of sweetness...the choice as they say is yours.
If soaking and cooking your pulses is impractical for you, use organic tinned versions instead and rinse through.
Pulse together the mint, oil, garlic and seasoning in a food processor. You can also add a tablespoon of live yoghurt if you fancy it.
Mix together the beans, quinoa and chickpeas in a serving bowl and stir in the mint dressing. Sprinkle the feta liberally over the top.