Immune Boosting Lentil Salad

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Lentils an ancient food is the powerhouse of nutrients. Some of the health benefits include high protein, iron, folate, vitamin B1, healthy heart, weight loss, cancer, help with digestions, and maintain healthy nervous system just to name a few. This vegan recipe comes together fast and easy with many health benefits for optimum health. Include this tasty lentil salad in your lunchbox, as a main, side or as anytime healthy snack. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry organic French lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 organic celery stalks, diced
  • 1 organic red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 organic yellow or red bell pepper, cut to bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch organic parsley, finely chopped
  • DRESSING
  • ½ cup raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Instructions

  • Add lentils, bay leaf, water and 1 teaspoon of salt into a medium size pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 25 – 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain and cool
  • Add cooled lentils, celery, onion, bell pepper and parsley into a large bowl
  • Mix dressing ingredients and add to the lentils
  • Mix all the ingredients until well combined. Cover and rest for 1 hour or overnight. Stir just before serving
  • Note: This salad will keep up to 5 days when refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving


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