Lentil Salad healthy and easy recipe

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Lentil Salad healthy and easy recipe

Lentil Salad is salad is very nutritious and contains minerals, vitamins, and proteins. It is easy, quick, and very tasty. And, of course, also very healthy.

Lentils are a great source of nutrition, rich in fiber and various minerals. They contain vitamin B, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and improve cholesterol and blood pressure levels. 

Tomatoes contain vitamins C and K, potassium, and folate. Lycopene is also abundant in tomatoes, which has been linked to a reduction in cancer and heart diseases. Indeed, fresh tomatoes are very low in carbs (containing mainly simple sugars and insoluble fiber) and are appropriate for weight loss. Some studies also show that eating tomatoes benefits skin health and protects against sunburns. 

Cucumbers are also low in calories which help with weight loss, but they also contain important vitamins and minerals essential for our body (especially when eaten with the peel). They contain about 96% of water which help with hydration and many antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins which help to reduce free radicals. As cucumbers are rich in fiber, they also help to prevent constipation and increase regularity.

I also add the peppers (rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C- which help skin and hair as it helps to build and maintain collagen), onions ( which low blood pressure), and radishes (which are a good source of vitamin C, K, B6, calcium, magnesium, etc.), which increase the flavor of this fantastic salad.

Lentil Salad is ideal for a pic-nic or for an office break lunch, this salad will satisfy your health and your taste.

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Let’s see, instead, now how to prepare the lentil salad.

lentil salad
lentil salad

Recipe Difficulty Level: easy Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 250 g (8.8 oz) of lentils (in the can)
  • 1 onion
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small pepper
  • Half cucumber
  • 5 radishes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper (optional)

Method:

Remove the water of the lentils from the can. Clean the lentils under water and dry them.

Cut the onion, the radishes, and the cucumber into thin slices. Cut the cherry tomatoes into four parts and the pepper into small cubes. 

In a bowl, put the lentils and add the vegetables.

Season with pomegranate seeds, extra virgin olive oil, and black pepper.

Enjoy! Buon appetito!

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