This lentil salad can be served with greens or without. Either way it is a healthy, protein packed salad. Delicious is the perfect word for this salad. Tired of your everyday salads? Then gives this one a try. You can serve hot or warm as a side or a main salad.
The recipe is great for those that like to meal prep. You can use home fries (pictured below) or mashed potatoes as a base. It really does not matter because they are delicious all on their own.
- vegetable broth, for sautéing
- 1 c yellow onion, finely diced
- 1/2 c celery, finely diced
- 1/2 c carrot, finely diced
- 1 tsp All-Purpose Seasoning
- 1 tbsp garlic clove(s), minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 c lentils, rinsed
- 2 1/2 c vegetable broth
- Cilantro Dressing
In a large skillet on medium, heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable broth. Add onions, celery, carrots and All-Purpose Seasoning. Saute until they are slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and bay leaves and saute until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
Add lentils and saute with onion mixture, about 1-2 minutes.
Add broth to vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat.
Simmer until lentils are fully cooked and tender, about 45 minutes.
Combine lentil mixture with cilantro dressing. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.