Saturday, January 9, 2010

Clean Eating Recipe of the Week: Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad

Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad

Prep time 45 min.
Cook time 35 min.
Serves 4

You Will Need
3 cups water
1 cup brown lentils
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup diced, drained, and rinsed canned roasted sweet red pepper
1 medium stalk celery, diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced and seeded plum tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do
1. Bring water, lentils, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to boil in 3-quart saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until lentils are firm but fully cooked, 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, mix parsley, sweet pepper, celery, onion, tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, oil, black pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in large serving bowl.

3. Drain lentils, add to serving bowl, and toss. Serve warm.

4. Yep, it's just that easy and yummy on top of it : )

Click HERE for a printable version.



Jennifer(Savor) said...

hon-is that your photo? I have resolved to incorporate more lentils/beans and less meat into our diet so thanks for a great recipe.

TheFitnessFreak said...

I wish Jennifer : ) I have tried and tried to get appetizing pictures with my camera but no luck. Maybe I will buy a better camera one day but for now, I'll let someone else do it : )

The lentils have a yummy chew to them so it's a very satisfying vegetarian meal. This used to be a favorite of mine!

ReneƩ DeLano said...

I made Lentils today too!! I didn't post it yet. Yours looks amazing!!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

hey chicky,
the lentil salad looks great and i dont even cook lentils that often b/c i always turn them to mush LOL

about being homeschoooled and working in a hardware store..LOVED That comment :) and when we were living in SD I was 100% totally active in the local homeschooling community. I plan to h.s. skylar til she's old enough to want to ask to go to schoool. Of course this may always change and at age 5 she may be in kindy, but the plan is some h.s.'ing.

Have a great nite and weekend sweetie!

shannonmarie said...

I am a huge lentil fan. That's something I do eat cooked occasionally.

TheFitnessFreak said...

I kind of thought I might be eating them again by now but it has yet to get cold here. It's 75 out today and that's how it's been for a few weeks now. Not that I'm complaining : )

Mindy said...

This looks soooo good! yummy! thanks for sharing!!!

Mwangole said...

Yum! I have just made it!

TheFitnessFreak said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Mwangole! It is a yummy salad. You can even eat it cold the next day.


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