LIMA BEANS AND GRAIN SALAD WITH CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

Lima beans are so underrated. I'm not sure why we don't see them more. This is a very creative recipe that makes those shine! Love the use of barley as your grain...another underused ingredients. :) Great Salad!


LIMA BEANS AND GRAIN SALAD WITH CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

A light and refreshing salad with lots of whole grain and fiber goodness from dried lima beans and barley... Fresh zucchini, grape tomatoes, and creamy avocados with a simple citrus and cilantro vinaigrette make this Lima Bean and Grain Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette a perfect side or light summer supper!

INGREDIENTS
CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 tangerine zest and juice
  • 2 limes zest of 1 and juice of both
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons aji amarillo paste (see notes)
  • 1 cup cilantro (see notes)
  • 1 shallot peeled, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • several grinds pepper

SALAD

  • 3 cups cooked lima beans (see notes)
  • 3 cups cooked barley (see notes)
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 8 ounces tiny (grape) tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 3 ounces cotija, queso fresco, or feta diced
  • 1 large avocado cubed


INSTRUCTIONS




  1. If cooking your beans and/or grains, get them started first!
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender or processor. Blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Set aside.
  3. get the full instructions @ beyondmeresustenance.com

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