Lentil Salad

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted a recipe especially savoury recipe! Honestly it because I haven’t been eating the best, I’ve been living off fruits, matcha, & buckwheat porridge topped up with sesame butter & more fruits especially frozen bananas! Too much sugar and not enough vegetables in my diet that my taste buds forgot how yummy my salads & vegetable can be 🙂

I’ve decided to challenge myself next month and try and limit my fruit intake & sesame butter (which really has been an addition the past few weeks I go through a jar in 3 days!!!!) & have more salads & create more savoury dishes! + This way I can be more creative again in the kitchen & of course share everything here in myFOOD blog!

Anyways today I thought I would share a quick easy yummy salad with you, which of course I’ve been enjoying lately! 🙂

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What do you need:

  1. Lentil
  2. Cucumber
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Spinach
  5. Olives
  6. For dressing: apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. You want to start by cooking your lentil first
  2. While your lentil are cooking you want to prepare the rest of the salad, dice your cucumber, tomatoes, spinach and place in a bowl
  3. Dressing: you want to mix the ingredients (apple cider vinegar, salt & vinegar) together and set aside
  4. Once your lentils are ready & cooked you want to add the lentils to your salad bowl & add your dressing to it, add you olives & mix!
  5. & here you have it nice easy quick & filling salad

You know I like to give you reasons to why you should be having certain ingredients in your diet! So here you have it…

Lentils are an excellent source of molybdenum and folate. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus and manganese. Additionally they are a good source of iron, protein, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6. If you’re vegan or vegetarian this should be a stable ingredient in your kitchen 🙂

More reasons to eat lentil:

  1. Lower Cholesterol. Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber. …
  2. Heart Health. …
  3. Digestive Health. …
  4. Stabilized Blood Sugar. …
  5. Good Protein. …
  6. Increases Energy. …
  7. Weight Loss.

Benefits of olives:

  1. Vitamin E: High-fat plant foods usually contain the highest amounts of this powerful antioxidant.
  2. Iron: Black olives are a good source of iron, which is important for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
  3. Copper: This essential mineral is often lacking in the typical western diet.

Hope you all enjoyed this recipe 🙂

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. lauragoss8 says:

    actually gonna make this later! Got most of the ingredients already in my kitchen x x x

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