Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

May 7, 2020 | Nutrition

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A sweet potato lentil salad with avocado and fresh radish, perfect for a spring lunch. This salad is very easy to make but also very healthy for you!

I like to call this sweet potato lentil salad a spring salad since you can eat it warm (for cooler days) or cold (for warmer days). It is also a good recipe to meal prep if you don’t have access to a microwave at school or work!

All the ingredients of this preparation are nutritious and make, put together, a healthy balanced meal.

Lentils are known to be one of the most recommended legumes for vegan and vegetarians since they are very rich in proteins and iron. Lentils are also a great source of fiber and antioxidants, just like the sweet potatoes and avocado.

For this recipe, I like to bake my sweet potatoes because of the caramelized taste they get. But if you are in a rush, feel free to steam them or cook them in your microwave (learn the trick here).

Ok so now, let’s make this easy and healthy sweet potato lentil salad!

Health benefits

🌱  Source of fiber

🌱  Rich in iron

🌱  Antioxidant properties

Ingredients

For 2-3 servings

  • 250g green or brown lentils
  • 3 medium size sweet potatoes
  • 80g radish
  • 100g pomegranate seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180° and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2

Rinse, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes in cubes. Place them in the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Boil the lentils following package instructions. 

Step 4

In the meantime, cut the avocado in cubes, the radishes in slices and mince the onion.

Step 5

Once cooked, drain lentils and remove sweet potatoes from the oven. Add them to a large bowl along with the avocado, radishes, onion and pomegranate seeds. Add olive oil and vinegar and season with salt.

Notes and variations

  • If you meal prep this, I would recommend adding the avocado just before eating the salad
  • Refrigerated, the sweet potato lentil salad will last up to 4 days

 

If you make this sweet potato lentil salad, make sure to tag me on Instagram @vlourish so I can see your re-creations! 

Hey, I’m Virginia

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