High Protein Lentil and Bean Salad
Think quick & easy meals can never taste good? Think again. With this tasty lunch- full of protein, veggies, and nutrition, this meal is sure to give you a much-needed boost to power through the remainder of your day!
At a Glance
Our High protein Lentil and Bean Salad is the perfect lunch that’s both quick and easy to make. And did we mention it's delicious too?
What you'll need:
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 150g dried red lentils
- 1/2 sliced shallot
- 115g tomato puree
- 2 garlic clove, grated
- 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.
- 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.
- In the meantime, cut bell peppers and cucumber and transfer to a big bowl along with the remaining ingredients including lentils.
- Add in tomato sauce and stir it. Adjust the seasonings, if desired.
Notes: the recipe is high protein and rich in fiber. Lentils are source of vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
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