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French Lentil Salad

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We are excited to share this delicious French Lentil Salad recipe with you all. Spending 5 years as a vegetarian in our “youth”, we became rather picky as to “veg” options. What a long way Vegetarian cuisine has come in the last 40 years!

This adaptation from Vegetarian Times is crunchy (from shredded carrots, diced celery, and toasted hazelnuts) and zesty with a lemony vinaigrette. Adding savory Kalamata olives and herbal notes from Flat leaf parsley balances out the texture and flavor of mellow French green lentils.

Nutrition boost from just the Lentils comes from fiber, folate, magnesium, and 18 grams of protein per cup. Add in the benefits of the other ingredients and you have a power lunch on 

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We recommend paring this French Lentil Salad with our Fully Functional® Healthy Falafel .

If you make this Fully Functional® recipe and love it, save it with your favorite anti-inflammatory diet recipes!

French Lentil Salad

Recipe Post Header Image - French Lentil Salad. Image of lentil salad in a bowl.

This adaptation from Vegetarian Times is crunchy (from shredded carrots, diced celery, and toasted hazelnuts) and zesty with a lemony vinaigrette. Adding savory Kalamata olives and herbal notes from Flat leaf parsley balances out the texture and flavor of mellow French green lentils.

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Course
Salad

Cuisine
American

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Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils dried french
  • 2 large carrots shredded
  • 2 whole Celery ribs diced fine
  • 3/4 cups Kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 6 whole green onions or scallions, sliced
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Toasted hazelnuts or other nuts of choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to taste
  • 1 whole Baby lettuce or other greens of choice

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add extra virgin olive oil. When the oil is hot, add cumin and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  2. Then add your minced onion, celery, garlic, ginger, carrot, and bay leaf. Sauté until soft (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add brown lentils and broth (or water) along with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. The soup is done when the lentils are tender but still holding their shape.
  4. Add greens like spinach or kale at the end and heat until wilted.
  5. Enjoy!

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