Lentil Tabbouleh Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil Tabbouleh recipe? Learn how to make Lentil Tabbouleh using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by klshnktty

Makes 4 servings



This recipe can help Americans better appreciate the lentil.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Tabbouleh

1 1/2 cups dried lentils
1 medium cucumber, diced
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Recipe Directions for Lentil Tabbouleh

  1. 1. Rinse lentils thoroughly and place in a pan, filling it with water to cover the lentils. The water level should be about one inch higher than the lentils. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and cover lentils, allowing them to simmer for approximately 30 minutes. When cooked, the lentils should be al dente. Drain the lentils and allow them to cool.

  2. 2. Seed and chop your cucumber into bite-sized pieces. Then, chop the red onions and slice grape tomatoes in half. All the vegetables should be approximately the same size when chopped. Place vegetables into a large serving bowl.

  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir thoroughly to incorporate.

  4. 4. Roll basil leaves from end-to-end and chop into ribbons. Add the basil to the vegetable bowl.

  5. 5. When the lentils have cooled, add both the lentils and dressing to the vegetable bowl and stir to combine. For the best flavor, allow the lentils to marinate for a few hours and serve at roughly room temperature. We found that they tasted even better on the second (and third) days!

Categories

Appetizers, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish, Snacks, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
314
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
940mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
50.6g
17%
Dietary Fiber
23.3g
93%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
19.7g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 7% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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