Brown Rice and Red Bean Salad with Cashews

Brown Rice and Red Bean Salad with Cashews


Lemon-Garlic Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu or tamari (good-quality soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked red kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews, chopped into large pieces
  • 3 whole scallions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Handful of parsley, chopped


To make the marinade: Combine the lemon juice, shoyu, and oil. Smash the garlic clove with the side of your knife, remove the peel, and add the garlic to the marinade. Stir or shake, then set aside for 30 minutes.

Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Remove garlic clove from marinade and discard, or chop it finely and return it to marinade. Mix or shake the mixture well, and pour it over the salad. Toss and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Serve at room temperature.


Substitute different grains (such as barley,quinoa),beans(such as pinto, black,chickpeas), seeds or nuts(sunflower or pumpkin seeds or walnuts), or vegetables(add corn or peas or broccoli).

Try a different dressing, such as Garlicky Mustard Vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon whole-grain prepared mustard

2 cloves garlic

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place the garlic,salt, and mustard in a bowl. Add the garlic,whisk. Add the oil in a slow trickle and continue whisking until mixture thickens.

  • 4 - 6 Servings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Ready Time 35 min