Easy Lentil Salad

By Aurora Ibarra

Eating healthy doesn’t get any easier, cheaper or tastier than this easy lentil salad. This lentil salad is your ultimate power lunch! Protein-packed lentils, sweet roasted red bell peppers, spicy shallots, fresh basil leaves, and a lemony dressing make this a healthy and fulfilling meal.

Feel free to throw any of your favorite vegetables — this salad is anything but bland and helps you keep those New Year’s resolutions! ¡Buen provecho!

Yields 1 serving

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons dried green lentils
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoons Tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Put the water, lentils, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until lentils are fully cooked through- alternatively you can used canned lentils, just drain and rinse them before using. Drain the lentils and place in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.

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