Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe

Think out of the box, skip the boring salads, and try something unique and delicious in the form of the Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad. The brown lentils in this salad nicely fill you up while the crispy vegetables provide you with a proper dose of minerals and vitamins. This Mediterranean-style salad looks amazing with the garnishing of fresh herbs and the lemon or lime wedges. You can serve it as a light lunch, dinner or as a side dish.

This simple to make Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe is satisfying and scrumptious; we are sure you will fall in love with it.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 to 30 minutes
Serving size: 04
Utensils needed: sauce pan, mixing bowl, spoon or fork, stove, large serving bowl

Nutrition:
Calories: 250
Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

– 3 cups water
– 1 cup brown lentils
– 1 teaspoon salt
– ¼ cup parsley – finely chopped
– ½ cup canned roasted sweet red pepper – diced, drained, and rinsed
– 1 medium stalk celery – diced
– ½ cup red onion – diced
– 1 cup plum tomatoes – diced and seeded
– 2 cloves garlic – minced
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– ¼ teaspoon black pepper
– Lemon wedges for garnishing – optional

Instructions

  • 1

    Pick a medium non-sticking saucepan and pour in 3 cups of cold water. Add in ½ tablespoon of salt and set the saucepan on stove with a high heat.

  • 2

    Wait until the water starts boiling and add one cup of the brown lentils into it.

  • 3

    Now, reduce the heat of the stove to medium-low and cover the sauce pan by placing its lid on the top. Let it simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until the lentils are lightly firm but thoroughly cooked.

  • 4

    Until the lentils are cooking, you can make the dressing for the salad. Simply pick a medium bowl and add in sweet pepper, parsley, lemon juice, tomatoes, onion and the garlic. Sprinkle the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and the ground black pepper over the mixture. Mix up these ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

  • 5

    Use a large sieve to drain the cooked brown lentils and place in a large serving bowl.

  • 6

    Pour the dressing into the salad and toss to coat the ingredients. Place some fresh lemon wedges on the top for garnishing.

  • 7

    Your Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad is ready; serve it warm and enjoy!

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