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healthy lentil salad

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Marti Green
Port Orchard, WA

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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Rich in flavor and soulfulness, this is a great go-to dish when you're craving something a little lighter.

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★★★★★ 8
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For healthy lentil salad

  • 3/4 c
    dried lentils
  • 2 c
  • 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
  • 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

How To Make healthy lentil salad

  • 1
    Wash lentils well and drain. Combine lentils, 2 cups water and bay leaf in medium saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • 2
    Reduce heat, cover and cook just below simmering for 30 minutes, until lentils are cooked but still firm.
  • 3
    Cook gently so lentils do not fall apart. Drain and chill lentils until cool to touch.
  • 4
    Combine red or(orange),green peppers, chopped onions in small bowl.
  • 5
    In a separate 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.
  • 6
    Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer before serving.