Minty Fig Lentil Salad

Try this delicious minty fig lentil salad recipe for a treat that is also environmentally friendly and nutritious.

You won’t want to miss out on this salad recipe.

Minty Fig Lentil Salad
Yield: 4 Servings

Minty Fig Lentil Salad

Try this delicious minty fig lentil salad recipe for a treat that is also environmentally friendly and nutritious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 2 cups carrot, chopped
  • 2 cups cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 large fresh figs, ripe

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 fresh figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds

Topping

  • leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp zatar, Middle Eastern blend of dried spices such as thyme, oregano and marjoram, with sesame seeds and salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the lentils in a pot of water for about 20 minutes, or until soft (make sure they don't become mushy and lose their shape). When done, strain the lentils under cold water.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, prepare the dressing. In a food processor blend together the figs, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and sea salt.
  3. Prepare the vegetables- rinse and chop.
  4. Mix everything together in a large bowl.
  5. Top with fresh figs, almonds, mint leaves, and zatar.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 0mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 13gSugar 24gProtein 10g

 

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