Easy Healthy Recipe: Lentil & Carrot Salad2013-05-04
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- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 30m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat85
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
- 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
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.
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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