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Green Lentil Salad

This green lentil salad is made with warming spices and tossed with sunflower seeds and parsley, creating a medley of flavors and textures.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Lentils

  • 1 Cup Green Lentils
  • Water for cooking

Dressing

  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 Tsp Coriander
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • Sprinkle of Cayenne optional

The Rest of the Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the lentils much like you would pasta. Bring a pot of water to boil, then add in lentils. Cook for about 15 minutes. When done, drain and let cool.
  2. Make dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, and spices in a little bowl.
  3. In a bowl, combine lentils, sunflower seeds, and parsley. Add in dressing and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Serve and enjoy!