High Protein Lentil and Bean Salad
A delicious summer salad packed full of flavour and goodness!
Nutrition Facts Amount per serving- Calories 437, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 120mg, Total Carbohydrate 68g, Dietary Fiber 12g, Total Sugars 8g, Protein 25g, Vitamin D 0IU, Calcium 107mg, Iron 12mg and Potassium 1950mg.
|1/2 sliced shallot|
|150g dried red lentils|
|salt and pepper, to taste|
|1/2 cucumber, sliced|
|1 orange bell pepper|
|1 red bell pepper|
1. Prepare dried red lentils as per directions mentioned in the package. Add 1 part red lentils to a pot along with 1.5 parts of water and a bit of salt.
2. Boil it, then turn the heat down and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, until lentils reach the desired softness. Once cooked, season with a bit of salt. For extra flavor, you can cook lentils in veggie broth.
3. In the meantime, cut bell peppers and cucumber and transfer to a big bowl along with the remaining ingredients including lentils.
3. Add in tomato sauce and stir it. Adjust the seasonings, if desired.
Notes: the recipe is high protein and rich in fibre. Lentils are source of vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
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