Red Lentil Salad with Red Peppers and Cucumbers Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Red lentils1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Red bell pepper1 , diced
 Parsley1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
 English cucumber/2 pickling cucumbers1⁄2 , quartered lengthwise and sliced
 Watercress sprigs3 , stemmed
 Scallions/1/2 sweet red onion, minced4 , sliced
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Cider vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Cayenne pepper1 Pinch
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 267 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.1%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 116.2 mg4.8%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 10.7 g42.6%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 14 g27.8%

Vitamin A 67.6% Vitamin C 129.6%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 22.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Rinse the lentils well.
2. In a cooking pot, boil water and add the lentils.
3. Cover the pot and reduce heat. Simmer 4 minutes. Do not overcook.
4. Pour cooked lentils in a strainer and rinse well. Remove all excess water from the water.
5. In a bowl place the lentils.
6. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well.

7. Serve Red Lentil Salad With Red Peppers And Cucumbers at temperature.