Lentil Salad w. Lemon and Basil {Recipe}

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Yesterday was the last day of VeganMoFo 2014! This past “mofo” was definitely one of my more successful ones over the past few years. I don’t know how other bloggers with kids are able to keep up with their blogs. Its not easy for me. Maybe now that my son is older and starting preschool any day now is what helped me have more time to blog this past month. Lets hope to keeping it easier for me to blog because I’ve really grown to love it again.

Today I’m going to tell you about a super simple Lentil Salad I made over the weekend. No cooking involved at all! Thanks to the help of packaged precooked lentils!

When we have family functions..etc..to attend I have to pack food. For me, for my kids and usually for my husband. Him being vegetarian means there is usually something for him to eat. My kids are also vegetarian but are picky children so if we are going to be out all day I pack snacks and sandwiches for them. Me..well as you know I’m vegan. There isn’t going to be much if at all anything for me to eat.

I usually just go the route of making some type of wrap for my husband and I. Its easy, it’s small, I’m not pulling out a full cooked for me at a restaurant or a someones house and they fit in my cooler backpack. Yes, a cooler backpack. A cooler you wear on your back! Its the best thing I’ve purchased for us in years because it can also hold all of my personal belongings and it just looks like a backpack. I’m in love.  

Wanting something different then a hummus wrap or a seitan wrap, but still an easy to eat wrap, I grabbed a package of precooked lentil that I purchased at Trader Joe’s. I kept it real simple. The lemon and basil combination was just perfect with a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper. Throw in some finely diced onions and quartered cherry tomatoes and you are good to go. This took me less then 10 minutes to prep and as it sat in my cooler the flavors developed even more making it taste amazing when I finally ate it hours later. I tucked some spinach leaves in the wrap for more healthy goodness. When I make this again to eat at home I would want to just eat is as is or add a big scoop of it on top of some raw greens for a nice salad. Either way is great. 

Enjoy!

Lentil Salad with Lemon and Basil
Using pre-packaged already cooked Lentils is a huge time saver in this recipe. Feel free to cook your own though! You might have to adjust the seasoning on it though since the Trader Joes's lentils are slightly seasoned.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package Trader Joe's cooked lentils (equals just over 1 pound if cooking yourself)
  2. 1 small onion, minced
  3. 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  4. 2 tablespoons finely sliced basil
  5. 1 lemon, juiced
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Real easy!
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Eat as is. Use is a wrap with some spinach or enjoy a big scoop of the salad on top of raw greens.
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2 Comments on Lentil Salad w. Lemon and Basil {Recipe}

  1. Cadry
    October 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM (3 years ago)

    This is such a great idea for a filling and healthy lunch! My schedule has been really hectic lately, and it’s so nice to have ingredients on hand that can easily become a meal without too much fuss.

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