Wooow, the beluga lentil salad made it on my blog :). Ever since I moved out, so about 8 years ago, beluga lentil salad has been my number 1 for “Bring Your Own Dish (BYOD) parties”. It goes super fast, tastes good even to legume advocates and is super healthy. And if anyone has something against legumes and vegetables, the argument still stands, “there really is a ton of protein, iron, and fiber in it :)”.
Due to lentils’ high fiber content, the Glycemic index (GLYX) for this dish is really low. This is great for allowing our blood sugar level to rise slowly and to keep insulin secretion in the basement. It means avoiding possible subsequent hunger attacks — a common challenge with wheat-containing carbohydrates or sugar.
Also cool: the dietary fiber keeps us full for a loooong time and while it’s on its way out digesting, it’s absorbing along harmful intestinal toxins! Our immune system is especially thankful for that!
I always think about lentil bars. I wonder why don’t they exist yet? What a great alternative to normal greasy, overly protein-packed post-training bars they would be. Pluuuus, you’d get all the benefits of the dietary fiber with all it’s antitoxin powers too!
Until then, we’ll just stick to the beluga lentil salad :).
- Quick Beluga Lentil Salad - best for taking away
- 500 g Beluga lentils
- 4 dates
- 1 leek
- 300 g champions, brown
- 1 bell pepper
- ¼ cucumber
- 15 g coriander
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- smoked salt
- Black pepper
- 100 ml vegetable broth
- 100 ml vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut amino (optional Tamari)
- 3 teaspoons mustard
- 4 tsp sweet balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons tahini/almond butter
- 3 sweet dates (optional, 1-2 EL date syrup)
- Cut the dates into small pieces. Cook lentils and dates until tender and let cool down.
- Halve leeks, wash and cut into rings.
- Eighth the champions, cut the peppers into strips, dice the cucumber.
- Steam the leek briefly in vinegar. After about 5 minutes add the peppers and champions.
Flavourwith smoked salt or normal salt and pepper.
- For the dressing, put all ingredients in a blender and puree until creamy.
- Mix lentils, vegetables
andcucumbers in a salad bowl. Add fresh coriander and dressing. Flavourwith salt and pepper and sesame seeds.
Also, the silken tofu mayonnaise works great as a dressing.