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Balsamic Lentil Salad

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

A healthy and vibrant salad chocked full of hearty lentils and crunchy vegetables and tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.


Ingredients

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Salad:

  • 3 ½ cups cooked lentils
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ¼ red onion or shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lentils, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, and parsley.
  2. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Alternatively, you can whisk the ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.