Healthy Lentil Salad

Marti Green

By
@martaanngreen

This is a very wonderful tasty salad. You can serve it plain or on a bed of lettuce. Family and friends will love it. This is one of my favorite recipes with keeping my weight in check and leaving me full and satisfied at the table. Never leave the table hungry, that's my kind of recipe. Enjoy and "Happy Heart"


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Rich in flavor and soulfulness, this is a great go-to dish when you're craving something a little lighter.

Ingredients

3/4 c
dried lentils
2 c
water
1
bay leaf
1/4 c
chopped red pepper or orange pepper
1/4 c
chopped green pepper
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 clove
chopped garlic
1/4 c
chopped green onions or white onion
1/2 tsp
marjoram
1/2 tsp
thyme or ground thyme
1/4 c
chopped cilantro
1/8 tsp
or more of salt and pepper to taste ( optional)
parsley sprigs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash lentils well and drain

Combine lentils, 2 cups water and bay leaf in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook just below simmering for 30 minutes, until lentils are cooked but still firm. Cook gently so lentils do not fall apart. Drain and chill lentils until cool to touch.

Combine red,or(orange),green peppers,chopped onions in small bowl.


In a seperate bowl : Combine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, green onion, all chopped peppers,thyme,marjoram,fresh cilantro,salt and pepper in mixing bowl,large enough to be able to add lentils. Now add the chilled lentils and mix gently.

Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer before serving.

calories 102 per serving

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy