Does anyone have a good recipe for this? I just tried the Trader Joe's version and loved it. But you know, spicy bean salad would be cheap cheap to make . ...
Sat, February 11, 2012 - 8:08 PMPamela , Sat 6 pm hst •
No , unfortunately , i don't
Balela is a middle eastern salad . We have had cousocus b 4 in Mauritania and Morocco and i grow figs here in Hawai'i
Couscous is a Berber/Arab pasta dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it.
Couscous is a staple food throughout ...
Balela is a Healthy Food for Lazy People ?
Just asking :)
Sun, February 12, 2012 - 6:50 PMBalela is very healthy and if you buy it already made perfect for lazy people ;-).
Fortunately, i found recipes for it elsewhere and it stays easy if you use canned beans (need to rinse them well to get the salt off).
I like couscous and its a a super easy food...especially good as you said, to spoon stew over....
Thanks for the response.
Mon, February 13, 2012 - 3:48 AMDressing
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider or balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon za'atar
1 teaspoon sumac
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
a pinch of freshly ground red pepper flakes or to taste
Place together in a jar, cover well with lid and shake until well blended.
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans
1 15-oz can black beans
1 cup chopped green onion
1 clove finely minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3/4 cup cut/diced sun dried tomatoes or 1 cup fresh diced roma tomatoes
Drain and rinse well the beans in a strainer. Pour them into a large mixing bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients and dressing. Let stand about a half hour before serving. i like to serve the dish along with sliced cucumbers & cilantro in goat yogurt. Yum!