Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lentil Salad Recipe

Prepare Lentils:
1 cup dried green lentils
Place lentils in 3 cups water and simmer covered for 30 minutes
When tender, remove fro heat and drain
Set aside to cool

1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup pineapple, diced small
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Place all ingredients in a glass jar with lid and shake vigorously. Or place all ingredients except pineapple in a food processor and process until smooth. Add pineapple last so dressing is chunky.

Salad Assembly:
1 cup zucchini, diced
1 cup cucumber, diced
3/4 cup carrots, diced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, pulled off stems and chopped
1/4 cup scallions
2 cups salad greens, washed and dried

Mix lentils and all vegetables in a bowl
Add dressing, mix well and let sit for 5 minutes
Serve on top of greens and serve

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