Healthy Summer Glow Lentil Salad

A delicious french lentil salad with lemony vegan mint avocado dressing, artichokes, berries, tomatoes and fresh turmeric to nourish body and give skin, a healthy summer glow!!

Oh, and this easy lentil salad is not just healthy, but tastes as delicious too! Keeping a salad  delicious and flavorful motivates me to include more salads in our diet without craving for those snack breaks!

A flavor-exploding part of this salad is: Lemony and Creamy Mint and Avocado Garlic Dressing. Every ingredient of this dressing is a start towards getting healthier glowing skin, hair and nails. Avocado, garlic, oregano, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil... all of these benefit heath and nourish it!

I love to make a big batch and use it lot more ways than just dressing for lentil salad. Spreading on sandwich or topping over grilled meats are my favorites!

The star ingredients if this salad is Lentils. I have not used plain lentils for this salad but rather sprouted lentils. To sprout, I soak the lentils overnight in a fresh wa...

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Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2-3 Servings Serves: 2
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.

Ingredients

    Lemony Mint Avocado Dressing

  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 Garlic (1 clove, fine grated )
  • 1 Lemon (2-3 tbsp juice)
  • Salt and Black Pepper (adjust per taste)
  • 1/4 Cup Mint (fresh leaves)
  • Lentil Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Lentils (or mixed, sprouted lentil)
  • 1 Cup Blueberries (1/2 pint)
  • 1 Cup Raspberries (1/2 pint)
  • 1 inch Turmeric (fresh, thin sliced)
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Cup Artichokes (water packed, drained)

Directions

  • 1. In blender or food processor jar, add all Avocado Dressing ingredients and process to make smooth puree. Remove in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2. Cook lentils according to package direction. For sprouted lentils, I boil 1/2 cup sprouted lentils in salted 1 cup water for 8 minutes, then cover and leave aside for 20 minutes until all water has been absorbed.
  • 3. In a salad bowl, cooked and cooled lentils, add diced artichokes, turmeric, halved cherries, and berries. Top with avocado dressing and fresh leaves of mint. Enjoy!

Savita's Notes:

First key to any detox/nourishing salad is : using organic produce. So wherever possible, use organic ingredients.

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