This salad will amaze you. It tastes super good, it is vegan and gluten-free, and it is healthy too! The total prep time is only about 10 minutes, it has 24 grams of protein, and only 660 calories which is pretty good for such a large dinner. I hope you try it out and tell me how you like it!
Arugula Lentil Salad
Ingredients (Yield- 2 Servings)
- 3/4 cups cashews (3/4 cups = 100 g)
- 1 onion
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 chilli / jalapeño
- 5-6 dried tomatoes (ideally in oil)
- 3 slices whole wheat bread (None if gluten-free)
- 1 cup lentils, cooked (1 cup = 1 can 15oz / 400 g)
- 1 handful arugula (1 handful = 100 g)
- 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small handful raisins
- 1 tsp honey
Roast the cashews on a low heat for about three minutes in a pan to maximize aroma. Then throw them into the salad bowl.
Dice up and fry the onion in olive oil for about 3 minutes on a low heat.
Meanwhile chop the chili/jalapeño and dried tomatoes. Add them to the pan and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
Cut the bread into big croutons.
Move the onion mix into a big bowl. Now add the rest of the oil to the pan and fry the chopped up bread until crunchy. Season with salt and pepper.
Wash the arugula and add it to the bowl.
Put the lentils in too, and mix them all around. Season with salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Serve with the croutons. Enjoy!
Again, let me know in the comments how you like this salad, if you have any suggestions for it, and any suggestions for another recipe. Thank you fro stopping by and have a great day!
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