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what’s for lunch: lentil salad


I have been trying to be healthy & save money by bringing lunch to work. Sometimes you need a good ol burrito/burger or you get lazy and don’t want to prepare food but I got inspired recently after I weighed myself and looked at my bank account.. both weren’t so pretty.

So for this week, I made a lentil salad. I never cooked with lentils before but tried the already cooked lentils from Trader Joes and thought it was good. This recipe was inspired by my friend Lauren. I went over to her place for dinner and she made a delicious lentil salad and I kept refilling my plate with it. It’s pretty simple: just cook your lentils, add in dressing (olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard), salt, pepper, lemon juice, red onions, parsley & arugula. Mix all together and you have a fresh salad that is perfect for lunch or side dish. I made it last night (I couldn’t resist a few spoonfuls) and packed it away for lunch this week. Hopefully I see a difference in my belly & wallet! πŸ™‚

Recipe for lentil salad:
2 cups lentils
thinly sliced red onions
finely chopped parsley
dressing (3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, salt & pepper)
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Cook lentils in salted boiling water for about 20 min. You can taste to see if it’s done.
2. Slice red onions & chop parsley and set aside
3. For the dressing, combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt & pepper
4. In a large bowl, mix together lentils, red onions, parsley, dressing, lemon juice. You can add more salt, pepper, lemon juice after tasting and can serve this warm or cold.

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