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_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.