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This is one of those salads that tastes sensational as is, but should you wish you can split the servings down a little and add more protein from fish or chicken etc. If the other salads in the image are also making you drool then read on to find the recipes!

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan and serves 4 as a side.

 

Greek Lentil Salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked lentils  (approx 1x 400g tin organic lentils rinsed and drained)
1 punnet (250g) cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ small bunch basil, leaves picked and shredded
¼ small bunch mint, leaves picked and shredded
1 Llebanese cucumber, diced

Dressing Ingredients

2 teaspoons (approx ½ lemon) lemon zest
2 tablespoons (approx ½ lemon) lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Sea salt and black pepper

 

Method

1. Place lentils, cherry tomatoes, basil, mint and cucumber together in a large bowl and toss gently.

2. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

3. Add dressing to the main salad ingredients and toss.

4. Season with sea salt and black pepper and serve.

 

References:

(1) Hanson et al, Br J Nutr. 2014 Feb:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24063808

 

Jacqueline’s website, The Brown Paper Bag Nutrition, is loaded with healthy, wholefood recipes with a focus on plant-based eating as well as fabulous health, nutrition and lifestyle advice.

Share your beautiful salad creations with us on Instagram with #mytwc

 


About The Author

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, author and presenter. She is dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals.
Jacqueline has established herself as a leading Australian nutritionist, author, presenter, director of wholefoods catering company, Brown Paper Kitchen and in 2018 she successfully launched an online meal delivery service, Brown Paper Eats.
Jacqueline’s philosophy in health lays the foundations for the experience clients and the community have in her practice, workshops and the food they cook and taste. “At the heart of Brown Paper Nutrition is sharing good health with those around you. Giving people an experience in nutrition, health and wellbeing that makes them feel empowered to start and continue a journey to optimal health”.

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