Easy Healthy Recipe: Lentil & Carrot Salad

2013-05-04
Easy, healthy lentil salad
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    215
  • Calories from Fat

    85
  • Total Fat

    9.5g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.3g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    0mg
  • Sodium

    413mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    24.7g
  • Dietary Fiber

    11.0g
  • Sugars

    2.8g
  • Protein

    8.9g
  • Vitamin A

    67%
  • Vitamin C

    21%
  • Calcium

    4%
  • Iron

    16%
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Here is an easy healthy recipe that incorporates vegetables, herbs and legumes in a delicious side dish carrot salad recipe.

The combination of fresh and dried herbs, lemon juice and olive oil make this healthy salad recipe both tasty and extremely nutritious.

A good olive oil is a very healthy fat and great for any healthy eating plan.

Lentil & Carrot Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Step 1

In a saucepan; combine lentils, carrots, garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Add enough water to cover by at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain, discarding bay leaf.

Step 2

Transfer lentil mixture to a bowl. Add onion, celery, parsley, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss to mix. Let cool to room temperature before serving or keep in the refrigerator once cooled.

This is a VERY healthy recipe, suitable for a gluten-free diet as is perfect as well for vegetarians and vegans. And of course the rest of us! I think you will love it, even if you aren’t looking for really healthy recipes.

If you want a very healthy and low fat recipe just lighten up on the oil a bit.

This recipe is great for every day healthy family meals and would be a wonderful addition to a buffet table.

It is also a great diabetes recipe. Diabetics need to be aware of carb counts though and this recipe has almost 25 carbs per serving as a side dish. Just keep that in mind and moderate your intake. It is filled with healthy ingredients though, so go for it if you can.

It’s a great addition to your recipe box and I think you will really enjoy it.

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