Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado.

Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado

Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado is a lip smacking salad infused with eastern flavors and loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats and nutrients!


  • 2 cups lentils green dry
  • cups tomatoes grape diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper red diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber English diced
  • 1/2 cup scallions chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley flat leaf chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • teaspoons ground cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes adjust to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • ground black pepper as per taste
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced


  • Cook the lentils in about twice the amount of water. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, until the lentils are cooked well but not mushy.
  • Once the lentils have cooled down a little, place it in a wide salad mixing bowl. Add the tomatoes, red bell pepper, cucumber, scallions, parsley, cilantro and mint.
  • Prepare the salad dressing with the grated garlic, cumin, paprika, olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper. The pomegranate molasses may be used if preferred.
  • Stir the salad dressing with all the other ingredients and toss well. Adjust the seasoning as per taste. Add the diced avocado in the end and toss.
  • Let it rest at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • The spiced herbed lentil salad with avocado may be served over a bed of romaine lettuce.


Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 247, Total Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 155 mg, Potassium 751 mg, Phosphorus 273 mg, Total Carbohydrate 32 g, Dietary Fiber 13 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 13 g
*The sodium value may vary. The suggested amount of salt is just a guideline and may need to be adjusted. Check for any added salt in spice mixes and other ingredients and adjust.

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