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Lentil and Pepper Salad

Lentil and Pepper Salad

This lentil and pepper salad makes a fresh, easy lunch or a great side dish at dinner time. Lentils are a great, and cheap, source of protein and amino acids. Eat up!

Nutritional Information

Serves 4

Nutritional value per serving; Calories 250, Fat 8g, Protein 15g, Carbs 34g

 

Ingredients

1 cup cooked lentils, Drained and rinsed

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 cup diced, drained, and rinsed canned roasted red pepper

1 medium stalk celery, diced

1/2 cup diced red onion

1 cup diced and seeded tomatoes

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 Tsp black pepper

 

Directions

Let dry lentils soak in water overnight. Rinse and then place is a small saucepan. Add enough water so that it rests about 2 inches above the lentils. Bring to a boil over med-high heat and then let simmer until tender. (approx. 15-20min.)

Meanwhile – combine parsley, pepper, celery, onion, tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, oil, black pepper, and salt in a large serving bowl. Mix well to combine.

Rinse and drain cooked lentils, add to serving bowl, and toss to coat. Serve chilled.

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