Red Lentil Salad with Red Peppers and Cucumbers Recipe

Summary

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

Ingredients

 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

Directions

MAKING
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.

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