This recipe was actually a bit of a fluke, the result of what my sister had in her refrigerator when I went to visit. The bottom line is that the ingredients of this salad blended together into a heavenly combination that was devoured immediately! Hope you enjoy it!
Place the beans in a saucepan with enough water to cover them by one inch. Bring beans to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender but not mushy (about 35 minutes). Set aside to cool.
When the beans have cooled, place them in a large bowl. Add the celery, carrots, parsley, white onion, and mint; toss to blend.
For dressing, blend olive oil, orange and lemon juice, garlic, coriander, salt, pepper, and brown sugar in a blender for 6 seconds. Transfer to a small saucepan, and simmer over low heat for five minutes. Remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over the bean salad, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Per Serving: 273 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 38.2g; fat 9.8g; sodium 230.5mg.