Moroccan Lentil Salad Recipe

Moroccan Lentil Salad is a refreshing and nutritious dish that combines the earthy flavors of lentils with the vibrant spices of Moroccan cuisine. This salad is packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. The lentils are cooked until tender and then tossed with a medley of fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. The salad is dressed with a tangy and aromatic dressing made with lemon juice, olive oil, and Moroccan spices. It is perfect as a light lunch or a side dish for grilled meats or fish.

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Ingredients for Moroccan Lentil Salad Recipe

  • 1/10 cup Lentils
  • 0.30 cup Water
  • 1/5 Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1/10 Cucumber, Diced
  • 1/10 Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/5 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/10 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/10 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/20 teaspoon Salt
  • as per your need Fresh Herbs For Garnish

Directions: Moroccan Lentil Salad Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse the lentils under cold water and drain well.
  • STEP 2.In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add the lentils. Cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  • STEP 3.While the lentils are cooking, prepare the vegetables. Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
  • STEP 4.In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, paprika, and salt.
  • STEP 5.Once the lentils are cooked, drain any excess water and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
  • STEP 6.Add the diced vegetables and the dressing to the lentils. Toss well to combine.
  • STEP 7.Let the salad sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 8.Serve the Moroccan Lentil Salad chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or mint, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of lentils for this salad, but brown or green lentils work best as they hold their shape well.
  • To add more flavor, you can sauté the lentils with some onions and garlic before cooking them.
  • Feel free to customize the salad by adding other vegetables, such as red onions, radishes, or avocado.
  • For a heartier meal, you can serve the salad on a bed of mixed greens or with some grilled chicken or shrimp.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Moroccan Lentil Salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Before serving, give the salad a good toss to redistribute the dressing and flavors.
  • You can serve the salad as a main dish for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish for grilled meats or fish.
  • It pairs well with crusty bread or pita chips.
Nutrition
value
111
calories per serving
10 g Fat< 1 g Protein4 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    10g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    4g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    4g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    10g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    27mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    981mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    22mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    14mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    24mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    18mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp