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Lentil Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette

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Lentils are considered a super food due to their high nutritional values.They are nutty in flavor and one of the easiest nuts to cook. When they are fresh they will cook in as little as 20 minutes without overnight soaking. This makes them great for super healthy, quick weeknight dinners! This recipe is also quite easy to make. It is loaded in flavor and is good for you! You can eat this as a side salad or as a light, vegetarian meal.
Ingredients
  Cooked lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Bell peppers 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Scallions (green and white) 1 Medium, chopped
  Chilli pepper 1⁄2 Medium, seeded, chopped (any type)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the ingredients according to the list.
MAKING
2. In a bowl, place the lentils, bell pepper, chili pepper and scallion. Toss to mix well.
3. In another bowl put the mustard, vinegar and black pepper. Whisk to mix well.
4. Slowly add the olive oil, while whisking constantly, to emulsify the vinaigrette.
5. Add the vinaigrette to the lentils. Mix well.

SERVING
6. In a serving bowl, serve the salad preferably at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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