Makes 5 cups
for the salad:
1 cup chopped green beans, stems removed
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas (Eden Organics is BPA-free), or 1.5 cups cooked
1 (15-oz) can Red Kidney Beans (ditto above), or 1.5 cups cooked
1 orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
1/3 cup packed fresh parsley, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
Salt & pepper, to taste
for the dressing:
8 tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1.5 lemons)
1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or more to taste
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and kidney beans and place into a large bowl along with the green beans, bell pepper, optional jalapeno, parsley, and green onion. Mix.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until combined. Adjust to taste if needed.
4. Pour on dressing over salad and mix well. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to develop. Season with salt and pepper and adjust dressing to taste. Salad will taste even better the next day. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.