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Black Lentil, Pea & Radish Salad

This lentil salad is packed with plant-based protein and antioxidants; depending on what’s in season and available to you, use flat green beans, snap peas or mangetout – thinly sliced.

  • Serves2-4
  • Cooks in 18-22mins
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • Vitamins Minerals
  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1 cup black lentils - rinsed
  • 1 purple daikon radish - julienne | matchstick
  • 2 red radishes - julienne | matchstick
  • 2 cups flat green beans | snap peas
  • 2 -4 cups salad greens* for serving

Dressing

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt & pepper

Method

 

Black Lentil, Pea & Radish Salad

 

RINSE black lentils and check for any debris. ADD to a small saucepan covering generously with water, bring to boil, simmer 18-22 mins until cooked. Drain.

 

ADD olive oil, vinegar, dijon, salt + pepper, and whisk in a bowl until well combined.   

 

ADD drained lentils + chopped herbs and mix well.

 

SLICE pea pods thinly and matchstick | julienne radishes. Gently fold into lentils. Taste and adjust seasoning.

 

SERVE plated on a bed of salad greens = rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed baby greens, lettuces.

 


Serving Ideas
with rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed baby greens, and lettuces.
with pan-seared tofu
with Curry Spiced Grilled Chicken & Asparagus
with Miso Roasted Fish
with Grilled Mushrooms & Pesto

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

PEAS | BEANS – Depending on what’s in season and available to you, use snap peas, snow peas – mangetout, flat green beans,

 

*SALAD GREENS = rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed greens, lettuces.

 

SWAP Lentils for cooked rice, quinoa, cannellini beans, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas.

 

ADD sunflower seeds or any other nuts or seeds.

 

ADD ANIMAL PROTEIN – Canned tuna, smoked fish or pan-seared fresh fish.

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