Green Lentil Salad with avocado, spinach, pomegranate arils and mandarin is not only incredibly tasty, but it is also a great immune system booster. All flavors in this salad make a perfect match. Serve it as a side dish or a yummy and satisfying vegan lunch.
Legume addition makes salad recipes even tastier and more nutritious. Just like our Mediterranean style black eyed pea salad, white bean salad and lentil salad with peaches, this lentil salad with avocado makes a healthy yet tasty lunch during summer.
Also check out our Apple Salad Recipe With Yogurt!
This Avocado Green Lentil Salad is such a super salad packed with vitamins and it has a high nutritional value due to all the ingredients it has. Most of you might think that fall is not a season for salads. Sorry I completely disagree. We need vitamins in this season and a healthy salad always keeps you from getting sick. Salad might be a lunch on its own in summer, but in fall it has to be a side. That’s the only difference. We should always have this kind of salad no matter what the season is.
Abıut The Ingredients
It is possible to adjust this green lentil salad recipe according to season. It could absolutely be made of avocado and lentils only, but I love to add some other seasonal ingredients in it. If we were in summer, I would combine avocado and lentils with tomatoes and cucumber, maybe even with watermelon slices. As we are in fall, I made it with spinach, pomegranate and mandarin. Just imagine the combination of these with nutty flavors of avocado and lentils. Super refreshing and warming at the same time! You will feel so energized after having this immune system booster salad!
Oh and if you want to add more nutrients to your salad, use Sprouted Lentils in it; either raw or cooked.
This green lentil salad is tangy as I think spinach leaves go perfect with lemon. I love the crispiness of spinach leaves and they are one of my favorite snacks. Just squeeze lemon on spinach leaves and gobble down! They add a lovely crunchiness to this salad too.
It looks like fall will be cooler this year. No worries at all. We welcome it arms wide open thanks to our preserves from summer and our amazing fall recipes. If you are looking for more fall recipes, just write fall in the search box and see our other fall recipes.
How To Make
Who doesn’t love when something is healthy and simple. This green lentil salad is one of the easiest healthy recipes. As easy and healthy as our Avocado Chickpea Salad.
Just toss all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until all flavors blended. Taste it and make any adjustments you need.
So what are you waiting for? Run into the kitchen and make this easy peasy salad for your lunch or dinner!
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Green Lentil Salad With Avocado
A super healthy vegetarian glutenfree salad with avocado, lentils, spinach, pomegranates and mandarin.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Salad
- Method: Combining
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup cooked green lentils
- 1 ripe avocado, chopped
- 1 cup spinach leaves, chopped roughly
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, optional
- 4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
- 2 mandarins, sliced
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl in no particular order. Leave a little pomegranate seeds and mandarins out for garnish.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mandarine.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 247
- Sugar: 7.8 g
- Sodium: 2779.8 mg
- Fat: 12.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 29.1 g
- Protein: 8.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: green lentil salad, lentil salad vegan, vegetarian lentil salad
Looks very nice I I will make it to take to the park to enjoy with all my family . . Thank you it's simple recipe but it's cry healthy and with a lot nutrients.
Do you boil the lentils yourself? For how long?
Hi Kate! Yes, I boil it myself. It depends on the lentils I use. Not all green lentils cook with the same duration. Mostly they cook within 30-40 minutes. You need to check if they are tender enough.