This healthy and refreshing Moroccan flavoured salad is a great meal for those looking to watch those calories.
Salad: 3/4 cup lentils, dry (2 cups cooked)
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1/2 long English cucumber, seeded & chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
Lemon/lime for garnish
Moroccan Coconut Dressing:
1/3 cup light coconut milk, canned
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
In a small pot, combine 3/4 cup lentils with 1 + 1/2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 17 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand covered for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. Lentils should be cooked al dente.
In a small bowl, whisk together Dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl, add Salad ingredients, pour prepared Dressing over and gently mix to combine. Serve cold or warm, with whole wheat pita and a lime/lemon wedge on a side.