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Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

This Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad is a refreshing, healthy, colorful, and easy-to-make recipe that can be served by itself or next to grilled salmon.

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Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

My inspiration for this Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad came during one of my visits to Baja California to see a dear friend.

She loves to entertain and always brings to the table dishes that look very elaborated and very simple to put together.

She made this salad using basic ingredients from Trader Joe’s, like already cooked lentils and corn salsa.

 Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

I took the idea from her recipe and made my own version of it.

My husband had it for lunch the other day and said: “Hmmm, this salad would be great for entertaining and would also go really well with salmon!”

I was commenting to my friend how much my husband loved the salad and then told her about his comment.

She laughed and said: “He is perfectly right! I served this salad many times with salmon! “

Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

This being said, the salad is great by itself, but you can also serve it with salmon right next to it and make it a fancy dinner. Optional, some fresh cilantro or parsley makes the salad even more colorful.

It is a refreshing, healthy, colorful and easy to make salad. A real winner in my book.

For the ones who do not have access to Trader Joe’s, obviously, this salad is easy to make with normal ingredients. If it is summer and you have fresh corn available, make it with it.

Ingredients:

  • cooked lentils
  • corn
  • 1 lime or 1 lemon- just the juice
  • green onions chopped (or any other type of onion you like)
  • red bell pepper chopped
  • salt and pepper to your taste
  • Optional: a handful of fresh cilantro(or parsley)

If it is winter and you have cans of corn, use that. Do you have leftover cooked lentils? Perfect. Did you buy some already cooked lentils and do not know what to do with them? Now you have an idea.

These are times when you need to be creative and adapt really fast.

Basic way to cook lentils:

3 cups of water

1 cup dry lentils

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender but not mushy. The best way to check if they are done is to taste them.

How to make Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

In a medium salad bowl, place the cooked lentils, add the drained can of corn, chopped onions, red bell pepper, and parsley or cilantro if you have.

Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad and add salt and pepper to your taste. Serve chilled next to your favorite grilled meats or just by itself.

It goes well even in tacos or as my husband was saying, next to a nice piece of grilled salmon.

A glass of wine goes well with it too. The recipe is absolutely perfect to be made when you entertain and not in the mood to spend too much time in the kitchen.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my other recipes of lentil salads you can find here, like:

Quinoa Lentils Walnuts Salad

Lentil Feta Walnut Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad

This Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad are a refreshing, healthy, colorful, and easy-to-make recipe that can be served by itself or next to grilled salmon.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 can/15 oz corn
  • Juice from 1 lime or lemon
  • 3-4 medium green onions chopped(or 1 small white or red onion)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • salt and pepper to your taste
  • Optional: a handful of fresh cilantro(or parsley)

Instructions

  1. In a medium salad bowl, place the cooked lentils.
  2. Drain the liquid from the can of corn and add the corn to the lentils.
  3. Add chopped onions, bell pepper, and a handful of cilantro or parsley.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over the salad, and add salt and pepper to your taste.
  5. Serve chilled.

Notes

Basic way to cook lentils:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup dry lentils

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender but not mushy. The best way to check if they are done is to taste them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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