Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad. Hearty, crunchy, and fresh, this lentil salad is a wonderful meal in itself. This healthy lentil salad is made with brown lentils, fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, red onions, and flavorful colored peppers. A simple vinaigrette of dijon mustard and olive oil takes this salad to another level. Vegan and gluten-free
PREP TIME15 minsCOOK TIME10 minsTOTAL TIME25 minsCOURSESalad, Side DishSERVINGS4

INGREDIENTS  
½ Cup Uncooked Brown Lentils/ Saboot Masoor dal
1 Cup Chopped English Cucumber
⅓ Cup Chopped Red Pepper
⅓ Cup Chopped yellow Pepper
½ Cup Chopped Tomato(Remove the seeds)
¼ Cup Chopped Red Onion
¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro and Mint
¼ Cup Jalapeno,chopped
For the dressing
¼ Cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 Tsp Dijon mustard
¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tsp Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Lime/Lemon Juice
¼ Tsp Salt
INSTRUCTIONS 
Wash lentils under running tap water .
In a pan combine lentils with 3 cups of water and ½ tsp of salt .
Bring it to a boil and turn down the flame low.
Cook it for 12-13 minutes for till they are tender and firm .Remember you dont need to to cook it mushy .
Strain the lentils after cooking. Leave it on the strainer to make sure its totally dry .
Chop all the vegetable .
Whisk everything required to make dressing .
Mix everything together and drizzle dressing on top of it .
Mix it nicely and keep it in the fridge for flavours to get mixed up..
Serve and enjoy.

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