Must share this salad I just had with you all because it was so delicious and fresh. Currently on a plane flying home from Cape Town South Africa on Etihad Airlines. This food was made in Abu Dhabi U AE and the freshness of the vegetables really came through. It’s a room temperature salad of white beans, green lentils, shallots, cilantro, olive oil , lime juice or vinegar , chopped chiles, sweet corn, chick peas, crushed cumin seeds. All the flavors of being in the Emirates and very bright and Summery. let’s cook!
For four people. Takes about 20 minutes then let it sit for at least 3 hours
1/2 cup sweet cooked corn
1/2 cup cooked green lentils. Drained
1/4 cup cooked chick peas drained
1/2 cup cooked white kidney beans(cannellini) drained
1 finely diced green chile no seeds
1 finely diced shallot
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup lime juice or vinegar
2 tbs chopped cilantro or parsley or mint
1/2 tsp crushed cumin seeds or 1/4 tsp ground cumin
Whisk everything except the corn and beans and lentils together. Taste for seasoning. Add salt or more honey to your liking. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Blend well.
Let this sit for 3 hours covered at room temperature then serve. This goes great with grilled fish or seafood or meats and poultry or grilled vegetables.