Perfect Herby Lentil Salad with Whipped Lemon Dressing

Perfect Herby Lentil Salad with Whipped Lemon Dressing

Lentils are my favorite beans! They are super healthy being rich in fiber and protein , and rich in prebiotics making it so beneficial for your gut.

I love my lentil soups but sometimes you just crave a good salad with lentils even though it’s freezing outside!

This Mediterranean inspired lentil salad is dreamy! Its easy to make, it’s refreshing with crunchy fresh veggies, it’s herby and aromatic and comes with an amazing whipped lemon vinegraite!

The lemon dressing is made with only olive oil, fresh lemon juice, a clove of garlic for extra flavor, salt and pepper. But what makes it so good is blending it for a few seconds to get a frothy consistency!

Also you will need lots of dill and parsley for this salad to make it extra aromatic!

There is not much prepping involved for this recipe but soaking your lentils overnight or for a few hours will help cook them faster!

Use lots or red onion and scallions and of course olives! After all this is a Mediterranean salad!

Try this salad out guys! It’s seriously so good!

Perfect Herby Lentil Salad with Whipped Lemon Dressing

  • Servings: 2
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A refreshing lentil salad with fresh veggies and herbs and topped with a rich lemon dressing!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green lentils, soaked for at least 3 hours or overnight
  • 1 cup lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1 Persian cucumber, chopped
  • 2 small sweet peppers, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • a few olives of your choice
  • 1 scallion, sliced thinly
  • parsley, roughly chopped
  • dill, roughly chopped
  • For the dressing:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan put your lentil and enough water to cover them by two inches and bring to a boil. Cook until the lentils are tender (about 20 minutes).
  2. While your lentils are cooking, prepare your lemon dressing by adding all your ingredient to a blender and blending for a few seconds until you have a frothy consistency.
  3. Strain the lentils and let them cool for a bit. Then mix your vegetables and lentils in a bowl, add your dressing and mix well. Serve and enjoy!

    Notes:

  • You can refrigerate any leftovers for up to three days.


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