This is a great make-ahead salad. It is perfect for camping, a picnic, a beach day or a summer barbecue. The soft lentils with the crunchy vegetables is a winning combination. Fresh summer dill gives this salad a burst of flavour. Next time you're asked to bring a salad, change it up, and try this one. It is bright, colourful, and visually appealing, and sure to please the crowd.
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp honey Dijon mustard
½ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Salt & pepper
Salad 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
2 celery ribs, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 green onions, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 handful kale, chopped (optional)
1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together ingredients for dressing (oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic powder, dill, salt and pepper).
2. Prepare ingredients for salad.
3. Add all salad ingredients to the bowl, and mix until combined.
4. Refrigerate or enjoy immediately.
Tip: This is a great 'make-ahead' salad. It will stay fresh in your fridge or cooler for a few days.
Recipe by Janine LaForte, RD
Real Life Nutrition