Skinny Southwestern Red Lentil And Chopped Veggie Salad

274 faves | 4 recommends
More from this source
The Skinny

Comments

Great recipe for a make-ahead lunch to take to work for the week. I used brown lentils instead (and cooked longer as necessary). I also added salsa instead of tomatoes right before eating and ate it like a dip with tortilla chips. Easy, delicious, and it should last all week!
612336caf6d0   •  8 Apr   •  Report
Add a comment

Ingredients

2 c dried red lentils, well rinsed

1 red bell pepper, small dice

1 green bell pepper, small dice

1-2 good sized shallots, chopped fine (you can sub a half of a small red onion.)

2 medium sized Persian cucumbers, unpeeled, small dice (Do use the Persian variety…regular cukes or English cukes have thicker skins, release too much water, and have to be seeded, which is too much work.)

3 green onions, chopped fine

2-4 fresh jalapenos, seeded, minced (Fresh peppers are hard to predict…they can be really hot, or really mild. Taste as you mince and add according to how much heat you like.)

1 c frozen corn, rinsed in cold water until thawed

1 c canned or homemade black beans, rinsed (You don’t want the dark bean juice to discolor the other veg.)

1/4 c fresh cilantro, minced

4 vine-ripened tomatoes, small dice (add just before serving)

1/2 ripe avocado, small dice (add just before serving)

2 T apple cider vinegar

2 T seasoned rice wine vinegar (Note: I tried using just one or the other, one was too tart, one was too sweet…but mixed together, just right.)

1 T minced garlic (Or, if you have a garlic press, use that…the garlic juice will add loads of flavor.)

2 t olive oil

2 t dry mustard

1 t ground cumin

1 t ground coriander

1 t chili powder (regular, chipotle or ancho chili powder, whichever you prefer)

1 1/2 t salt

1 t red pepper flakes

You might also like

Harvest Chopped Salad
Pamela Salzman
Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad
Pamela Salzman
Corn And Zucchini Salad
Framed Cooks
Chopped Salad
The Family Dinner
Grilled Zucchini Salad
Not Without Salt
Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe
101 Cookbooks
Green Bean & Tomato Salad
Veggie Num Num
Chickpea Salad Recipe
Cookie and Kate
Chopped Salad With Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes + Apples
Sprouted Kitchen
Cucumber Salad
Simply Recipes