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Green Lentil (mung bean) Salad

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

Lentils are underrated food, although they are inexpensive way of getting a wide range of nutrients. Lentils are loaded with fibre, good for our gut health and heart healthy.


Green mung is high in important minerals, vitamins protein and fibre and known as one of the best vegetarian superfood. Green mung beans have low Glycemic index and good for diabetics, as they lower insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. This salad is easy to make with just few ingredients and suitable for vegan and also gluten free.



Ingredients

  • 1 cup green lentils ( green mung), you can also use pre cooked lentils

  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely sliced

  • 1 fresh tomato finely sliced

  • 1 red onion finely sliced

  • 1 /4 cup fresh parsley

  • 1/3 cup feta cheese ( you can use vegan feta)

The dressing

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves minced or grated

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Method

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook lentils until tender or according to package directions. Once cooked, strain and rinsed with cold water to cool and set aside. Prepare dressing by combining all ingredients.


In a large bowl add cooked lentils, veggies and drizzled with dressing. Toss all together and sprinkle feta cheese. Serve as light lunch or as a side dish.



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