After having turkey and goodies all throughout the holidays, treat yourself to a healthy lentil salad.
Lentils come in several varieties: red, brown and green. Lentils are quick cooking, around 20 minutes. You can prepare the salad while the lentils are cooking. You can even purchase canned lentils as well.
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cups cooked lentils
2 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 small red onion, diced
1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Mix the lemon juice, oil, garlic salt and cloves in a bowl. Gently stir in the lentils, Orange sections, onions, olives and parsley. Serve on lettuce leaves or on a bed of spinach.