3 cups cooked beans - i used equal amounts pebble beans and mayacoba beans, but you could certainly use white beans, black beans, black eyed beans, whatever - i bet edamame would be great in this salad. and while i like to cook my beans from their dried state, this is a forgiving salad and canned beans that have been well rinsed will work too. you can serve this salad hot or at room temperature, whatever your preference.
1 cup cooked black lentils*
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced into crescents