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Egyptian Lentil Salad





Egyptian Lentil Salad


The star of today’s salad is “lentils”.

Lentils are our go-to vegetarian protein at home.

They are quick and easy to make.

Studies show lentils decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

So load up on them and reap the benefits!




Brown lentils| 1 ½ cups

Carrots| 2 finely diced

Spring onions| 4 sliced

Fresh coriander|2 tbsp. chopped *keep some leaves to garnish

Lemons| 2 juiced

Olive oil| 2 tbsp.

Cumin| 1 tsp.




1. Soak the lentils in water overnight.


2. Place the lentils in a pan of salted boiling water and boil for 35 minutes until tender.


3. Boil the carrots in salted water for 5 minutes until slightly softened.


4. In a bowl, combine the drained lentils, drained carrot, spring onion and coriander.


5. In a cup, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt, to taste.


6. Stir the dressing into the lentils and garnish with the fresh coriander leaves.


Healthytude Tip:

For added nutrients add radishes and cucumbers and serve over a bed of greens such as lettuce and arugula.


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