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Mediterranean Lentil Salad



Ingredients:

  • 1 can cooked lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

  • 2 mini sweet bell peppers, finely chopped

  • 1/2 medium cucumber, finely chopped

  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • half a bunch of parsley, chopped

  • goat cheese, optional

  • lemon juice

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

Creamy Garlic Dressing:

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Using a sharp knife, dice the red onion, mini sweet bell peppers, and cucumbers into tiny pieces and set them aside. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and set them aside as well.

  2. Drain and rinse the lentils, then pour them into a large mixing bowl and add all the chopped vegetables. Toss until combined.

  3. Add the three cups of baby spinach to the lentil salad and toss again.

  4. Chop some fresh parsley and add it to the salad, along with juice from half of a lemon, salt, pepper, and goat cheese, if using.

  5. Mix together the salad dressing ingredients.

  6. Top with creamy garlic dressing and toss until well combined.

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