Kidney beans are a good source of cholestrol-lowering fiber, they're cheap, and are available all year round. You do have to wash them well, and then soak in water for at least 8-12 hours. But then the upside is that you dont need to cook them! They look soft to the touch after an overnight soak, but start to cook them and they will actually harden and take a hell of a time to be completely cooked. Why bother cooking at all?! They're perfectly edible raw.
The Kidney Bean Salad Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of kidney beans, presoaked overnight
1 cup carrots
2 cups green cabbage
2 cups green peppers
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 leaves of sage
Handful of mint leaves
Salt, per taste
To make:Drain the kidney beans. Chop your veggies fairly small. Mix in with the kidney beans.
Add the salt, curry powder, lime juice, sage and mint leaves, along with the oil. Let it marinate for an hour or so before eating.