lentil salad

Lentil Protein Salad Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Here is a super easy recipe and full of iron and protein! Perfect for a dinner on a green salad, as a snack or salad.

This is one of those salads that are simple, but good and at the same time, very appetizing, and that can be prepared with ingredients that we all have in our refrigerators and the vegetables in the season. It can be assembled in no time and is eaten just as quickly ... a significant advantage in case you have a very short lunch break ... and represents a fairly complete meal. Rather rich in vegetable protein, it does not necessarily need to be accompanied by bread or other sources of carbohydrates.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brown lentils
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cups baby fresh spinach
  • 1 cup plain soya yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 ° F. In a bowl, combine onion, pepper and zucchini cubes with half the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 10 to 16 minutes until tender. Put aside.
Step 2
The cooking of the lentils does not require prior soaking. Rinse them quickly in cold water and place them in a saucepan with 3 times their volume of cold unsalted water. Bring to a boil and cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes. Taste, drain and remove the bay leaf.
Step 3
If you do not digest the lentils well, blanch them by first immersing them in boiling water before cooking as directed.
Step 4
In large bowl, combine lentil, yogurt, Dijon mustard and the remaining olive oil. Salt and pepper.
Step 5
Add spinach, mix well and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 11gSugar: 8gProtein: 15g
Dani Conde
 

I'm a Software Developer, a Home Chef and a mom. I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and a bootcamp certificate for Software Development from Georgia Tech (I worked at Turner Broadcasting for 10 years before switching careers). I currently reside in Georgia with my husband and 2 kids. When I'm not working, I love to travel to the beach and cook for my family.