While at Costco the other day I went very carefully down the aisle home to grains, to see if there was anything new. To my delight, there was. I buy my quinoa from Coscto and have done for the past year or so. The brand I buy is truRoots. The same company has a sprouted bean trio (lentils, adzuki, and mung beans). I immediately put a bag in my cart to try. For dinner tonight I made the recipe on the back of the bag.
Sprouted Bean Trio Salad (with my own variations)
1 C. truRoots Organic sprouted bean trio
2/3 C. Fresh chopped parsley
1/3 C. Peeled, diced cucumber
½ C. Diced orange pepper
1 Large avocado, diced
4 T. Olive oil
1 T. Fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. Ground cumin
Salt, to taste
Cook beans according to package directions, drain, and bring to room temperature. Combine the beans, parsley, cucumber, pepper, and avocado in large bowl. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and cumin. Drizzle over salad and toss well. Salt, to taste.
The salad was very fresh and good. Next time I will squeeze in some more lemon juice, and use more salt. My husband thought some green peppers would add some good flavor, and I agree. I am glad I added the avocado (not in the original recipe), because it was the perfect creamy texture to go with the beans. This salad packs quite a nutritional punch. The beans have 33 g of dietary fiber and 33 g of protein. Add in all of those veggies and some good fat, and it makes a great choice for dinner. I’m not sure how well it will keep with the avocados in it.