This delicious and healthy salad is full of fiber and minerals!  Serve over a bed of leafy greens for some added raw nutrition.  This is a great meal for a potluck as it is easy to make in large quantities and is hearty.   It also makes a versatile dish for leftovers, just scoop some in a tupperwear and you’ve got lunch ready to go.  The beans will give you your protein and the brown rice will clean you out!

Makes 5 cups

  • 1 can black-eyed peas (or your favorite bean), drainedbean and brown rice salad
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

Combine the black-eyed peas (or your favorite beans), brown rice, green onions, celery, tomato, and parsley in a salad bowl and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and garlic.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.  Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.