Lentils are a good source of protein for a vegetarian and they are hearty/healthy. They have great texture (depending on how long you cook them) and can be dressed with pretty much any flavor that you like! This is a quick and simple salad that you can do lots with. Use it as a base and add in your favorite ingredient, or simply enjoy this as is! —Always A Twist
Lentil and Chickpea Salad Ingredients
green lentils, cooked (+ 2 garlic cloves)
15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and washed
radishes, sliced thin and chopped
fresh dill, chopped
fresh mint, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
clove garlic, minced fine
In This Recipe
For the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
Cook lentils according to package but add in my twist for some extra flavor: while cooking add 2 slightly mashed garlic cloves to the water (this adds a hint of flavor to the lentils). Once lentils are cooked, allow to cool.
Mix lentils, chickpeas, radishes and herbs with dressing. Toss to combine.
Optional: This tastes great with some feta and cherry tomatoes mixed in!