Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Simple Lentil Salad - Recipe

Looking for an inexpensive protein rich salad - full of nutrients, high source of fibre and excellent source of iron, vitamin C and folate ?  One of our favourites is Lentil Salad.  It is very portable - great for school/work lunches and pot lucks.    When my children were younger, I used to make up a big salad (double the recipe below) at the beginning of the week and they would have as a snack after school or take for their school lunches.

Lentil Salad Recipe
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) lentils or black beans - drained and rinsed
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1 cup (250 mL) feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup (125 mL) diced celery
3 tbsp (50mL) red or white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (25mL) olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1mL) hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cucumber
1/4 cup (50mL) chopped fresh parsley

In a large bowl, toss together lentils, red pepper, cheese and celery.  In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic and hot pepper sauce; pour over lentil mixture, tossing to coat.  Stir in cucumber and parsley just before serving.   Makes 4 servings.   Enjoy !

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful salad and great way for me to use up all those bags of lentil beans I have in stoarge! Thanks so much for this recipe and for linking up!


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