Lentil Pomegranate Salad with Orange Dressing

A refreshing summer salad to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body from the inside out.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 381kcal

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1.5 cup cooked beans/lentils we used mung beans (1 cup dried makes about 1.5 cup cooked)
  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • 2 cups salad greens of your choice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashew nuts raw or roasted

For the dressing

  • 1/2 orange juice only
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

Optional: soak and cook mung beans

  • Soaking allows the dried beans to absorb water, which shortens cooking time and aids in digestibility. They will nearly triple in size while soaking. Soak most beans in three times their volume of cold water for 6-8 hours before cooking. Cook lentils/beans until tender (15-30 minutes depending on how long you soaked them).
  • Allow to cool.

For the salad

  • Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients. Whisk well until combined.
  • Combine salad ingredients, toss to combine and drizzle with dressing.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 14g

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