Lentil Salad is a classic combination of fresh green lentils, crunchy cucumber, red bell pepper, red onions, and herbs, with a simple lemon and maple syrup dressing. A satisfying, healthy staple protein-packed dish, this lentil salad recipe is great to make for lunch, dinner, or a side dish.

Lentil Salad [Vegan]

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Serves

6

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

For The Salad:

  • 1 cup uncooked green lentils
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • crumbled vegan feta cheese and sunflower seeds for topping optional

For The Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon  maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cook the lentils according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing the ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Assemble the salad by adding the cucumber, red pepper, red onion, parsley, and mint, into a medium mixing bowl and toss together.
  4. Pour in the dressing and toss until well combined.
  5. Serve topped with the vegan feta cheese and sunflower seeds if desired


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