green lentil salad

Lentil Salad

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This lentil salad is super easy to make. I made it last week and kept it in the fridge and ate it for lunch and served as a side all week! Lentils are a nice source of protein for those of us on vegan or vegan’ish diets….. and are loaded with nutrients.

Cilantro is famous for chelating heavy metals like mercury.  And sprouts are a great source of bio-available zinc!

Food is medicine!

 

Makes approximately 4 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups green lentils

3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

2 lemons (zest of 1 and juice of 2)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

2 Tbsp mint, chopped

4 green onions (white and green parts), finely chopped

4 cups arugula, spinach, or your choice of salad greens

 

Directions

1. In a medium sized saucepan, bring vegetable stock and lentils to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, for 35-45 minutes, until the lentils are tender but not mushy.

2. Drain the lentils and pour into a large serving bowl. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, mint, green onions (and salt and pepper to taste-optional). Mix well.

3. Serve the lentil salad over a bed of greens and garnish!

 

Recipe adapted from the cookbook, Forks over Knives

green lentil salad

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health