I love romaine, lentils and avocado so I thought I throw them all together in this light yet hearty delicious salad. What really ties this together is the tasty homemade dressing. I really enjoy mixing my own dressings because I can be sure there is nothing but healthy goodness added and not any extra oils. I also love experimenting with nuts and seeds instead of oils to create a creamy low-fat dressing. You can get creative and try different combinations to see which one you like best!
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Rachel Paul, MS, RD
Heart Healthy Lentil Salad
1 head of romaine lettuce (chopped)
2 carrots (chopped)
2 celery stalks (chopped)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 cup cooked lentils
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1-2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
For the Dressing:
2 tablespoons tahini (or soaked cashews)
2-4 tablespoons water (to adjust thickness)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 lemon juice
1 soft date pitted and chopped
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
- Add all ingredients for salad into a large bowl.
- Next mix together your ingredients for the dressing. It is best to use a food processor or
- small blender otherwise put all ingredients together in a jar and shake well.
- Pour your dressing over your salad and mix thouroughly.
- Top with avocado and seeds and serve.
Per Serving: Calories: 237; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 405mg; Potassium: 1008mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 11g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit A: 386%; Vit C: 59%;Iron: 26%; Calcium: 11%
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