Lentil Salad Recipe – easy to make, healthy, and hearty this fresh tasting lentil salad is a delight! Filled with tomatoes, avocados, and topped with a light dijon vinaigrette.
Many times, the recipes I create are completely inspired by places I visit and foods I’ve eaten. This is totally the case with this flavor-packed lentil salad.
My husband and I were visiting the area for the week. He had a little business to attend to and I was left to my own devices, i.e shopping and exploring.
What Type Of Lentils Work Best In This Salad Recipe?
I use brown lentils which take only about 20 minutes to cook in boiling water.
Green lentils take much longer to cook. Red and orange lentils will not hold their shape when cooked.
How To Make A Lentil Salad
This lentil salad is a simple one.
I begin with the lentils which I quickly cook on the stove in water.
Lentils cook very quickly and in about 20 minutes they’re perfectly softened and cooked.
When the lentils have cooled, I drizzle a lovely vinaigrette over the top.
The vinaigrette gives the lentils a wonderfully tangy flavor.
I top a bed of arugula with a hefty serving of the lentils, sliced avocados and cherry tomatoes.
An easy and delicious cold lentil salad!
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Lentil Avocado Salad Recipe
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic , chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 4 cups arugula
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes , sliced in half
- 1 avocado , sliced
- Place the lentils and 4 cups of water in a medium-sized saucepan. Add onions, garlic, thyme and salt and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Drain the lentils and let cool.
- TO MAKE THE DRESSING
- Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and pour over cooled lentils.
- TO ASSEMBLE
- Divide the arugula between two plates.
- Top with lentils, chopped tomatoes and avocado slices.
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