Best enjoyed outdoors on a sunny day.
Fun fact: green lentils are one of our favourite things to sprout (and photograph)! They have a nice visible sprout, cook up quickly, are SUPER nutritious and work well in a wide variety of dishes. They are an excellent source of protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and zinc – one serving has 10g of protein and 12g of fibre (that’s 48% of your daily recommended value)!
We love this sprouted lentil salad because the lentils really are the stars of the show here, everything else compliments them. The fresh veggies, herbs and lemon vinaigrette make it bright and refreshing, perfect for lunch on a hot summer day. Because it’s served cold, it’s also perfect for make ahead lunches or potlucks!
This recipe comes together very quickly – simply chop the veggies and mix the dressing while the lentils are cooking and have it ready to eat in 15 minutes. You can put the lentils in a fridge/freezer to cool down, but I find giving them a good rinse under cold water cools them down very quickly.