Greek Island Lentil Salad | Vegetarian | Longevity Diet






Greek Island Lentil Salad. A tasty Wellness Wednesday with #childrenshospitalofphiladelphia !
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Thank you @tmimi95 and @minal_tolani for another wonderful cooking session with you and your staff.
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This was a super easy dish with lentils from the Greek Island Ikaria from the Blue Zones, where people live long, healthy lives. One of the keys to their health and vitality is eating at least a 95% plant-based diet. Enjoy this recipe inspired by this beautiful place. You will feel light, energized and ready to go after eating it!
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Save this recipe as it’s a perfect cold salad for summer. 🌞

GREEK ISLAND LENTIL SALAD

Ingredients: 

Serves 4-5

  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • ½ carrot, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salad greens
  • Feta (optional)
  • Mint (optional)

Directions:

1. Cook lentils by placing in pot with lid. Cover with water to cover lentils by an inch of water. Add bay leaf. Bring to boil, then lower, put lid on and simmer 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender to your liking.
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2. Then, strain and reserve cooking liquid.
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3. In a large sauté pan, add oil, lentils, onions, garlic, and carrot. Cook 5-10 minutes or until onion is soft. Add a spoon or two of cooking liquid if it gets dry in pan. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool a little.
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4.Then serve lentils over greens. Top with a splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil, feta and chopped mint if using.


use 1 cup lentils for this salad

cooking lentils for 30 minutes

tender lentils. Cool before adding to salad














Greek Island Lentil Salad. A tasty Wellness Wednesday with #childrenshospitalofphiladelphia ! . Thank you @tmimi95 and @minal_tolani for another wonderful cooking session with you and your staff. . This was a super easy dish with lentils from the Greek Island Ikaria from the Blue Zones, where people live long, healthy lives. One of the keys to their health and vitality is eating at least a 95% plant-based diet. Enjoy this recipe inspired by this beautiful place. You will feel light, energized and ready to go after eating it! . Save this recipe as it’s a perfect cold salad for summer. 🌞 GREEK ISLAND LENTIL SALAD . Serves 4-5 . Ingredients : 1 cup dried lentils 1 bay leaf 1 clove garlic, minced ½ white onion, chopped ½ carrot, grated 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Red wine vinegar Salad greens Feta (optional) Mint (optional) . Directions: Cook lentils by placing in pot with lid. Cover with water to cover lentils by an inch of water. Add bay leaf. Bring to boil, then lower, put lid on and simmer 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender to your liking. . Then, strain and reserve cooking liquid. . In a sauté pan, add oil, lentils, onions, garlic, and carrot. Cook 5-10 minutes or until onion is soft. Add a spoon or two of cooking liquid if it gets dry in pan. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool a little. Then serve lentils over greens. Top with a splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil, feta and chopped mint if using. . @bluezones #bluezones #bluezonesliving #bluezoneschef #bluezoneskitchen #lentils #plantbased #greece #greekfood #ikariaisland #greece_travel #greeksalad #greekfoodporn #vegetarianrecipes #legumes #longevity #longevitydiet #mint #instarecipes #instadelicious #eatclean
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