Sprouted Lentil Salad
Ever since the pink slime beef reports hit the media, I have been thinking about all the foods that have plenty of protein. Lentils are an excellent source of protein. It is a myth that you need to eat animal products to be strong and get protein. Contact me for video proof if you want to see muscles on a vegan. I have very well developed and tone muscles even though I am in my 50’s.
Sprouting lentils makes them more easily digestible for the body. The lentils in this salad are also a robust source of protein. If you have a difficult time locating sprouting lentils, I am sure regular lentils will be fine.
Makes 2 servings
2 cups lentil sprouts
1 pinch sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup very thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
black pepper, to taste
In a medium bowl, combine lentil sprouts, cucumber, tomato, green onions, cilantro, and radishes. Toss lightly.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, garlic powder, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss lightly to coat.
Per serving (1/2 recipe): calories: 116; fat: 0.9 g; calories from fat: 6.3%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 8.4 g; carbohydrates: 24.5 g; sugar: 3.6 g; fiber: 4 g; sodium: 176 mg; calcium: 59 mg; iron: 3.6 mg; vitamin C: 31 mg; beta-carotene: 385 mcg; vitamin E: 0.8 mg
Recipe from Isis Israel, Food for Life Educational Alliance Partner