186.Red bean salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

For four people

8 oz / 200 g red kidney beans

3 oz / 75 g shelled walnuts

1 oz / 25 g garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak the beans for at least eight hours in cold water, then rinse.

  • Add fresh water and fast boil the beans for ten minutes to fifteen minutes.

  • Simmer the beans for a further two hours before draining.

  • Reduce the walnuts to a flour with a pestle and mortar or use a coffee grinder.

  • Liquidise the garlic in the lemon juice.

  • Combine the walnut flour with the garlic in the mortar and blend in the olive oil to form a smooth paste. Add a little more olive oil if needed.

  • Toss the beans in the dressing and leave to stand for an hour before serving.

  • Sprinkle the fresh coriander leaves over the top just before serving.