Healthy Lentil Salad Recipe

Healthy Lentil Salad Recipe

How To Make Healthy Lentil Salad

Made with lentils, fresh diced carrots, bell pepper, onion, celery, parsley, and with a zest of lemon juice, this healthy lentil salad is perfect for lunch!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupbrown lentils,dry
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2sprigsfresh thyme
  • 1cupcarrots,finely diced
  • cupcelery,finely diced
  • ¼cupred bell pepper,finely diced
  • ¼cupred onion,finely diced
  • ¼cupparsley,minced
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 5tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ground black pepper,fresh

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.

  2. Add enough water to cover by 1-inch.

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for about 16 to 20 minutes, until lentils are tender but not mushy.

  4. Drain the lentils and discard the bay leaf.

  5. Place in a large work bowl with carrots, celery, red pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  6. Toss to combine and serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 183.36kcal
  • Fat: 3.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.09g
  • Fiber: 5.63g
  • Sugar: 3.10g
  • Protein: 10.18g
  • Sodium: 251.57mg
  • Calcium: 40.16mg
  • Potassium: 430.04mg
  • Iron: 3.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 233.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.54mg
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