Lentils: The little legume that's a big superfood

Don't let their little size fool you - lentils are a nutritional powerhouse. They're high in fiber, lean protein and folate, and offer a good source of important minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and calcium.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1⅓ cups cooked lentils
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika, preferably smoked
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

 

 Instructions

  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add rice, lentils, carrot and parsley; stir to combine.
  3. You can cover and refrigerate for up to three days.

Enjoy!

 

Rice and lentils