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Lentil avocado and tomato salad

Lentil Avocado and Tomato Salad


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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6

Description

Lentil Avocado and Tomato Salad. A fresh, colorful and protein loaded salad, that is great for lunch or dinner or as a side dish for your next gathering or BBQ


Ingredients

  • 1 cup beluga lentils, picked and rinsed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 pint red grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 pint yellow grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 Hass Avocado, peeled and diced
  • 3-4 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Instructions

  1.  Combine 5 cups of water and lentils in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt and continue cooking for 15 more minutes, until the lentils are tender but not mushy
  2. Drain and rinse the lentils. Let them cool slightly, transfer them to a large bowl and add tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados. Dress with olive oil, lemon and 1/4 teaspoon salt
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