This Lentil Salad is a delicious and healthy side dish or something a little different to take to your next picnic. Easy, economical and healthy, we love a salad that includes yummy and hearty lentils. Filling and satisfying, it's one I make a lot, especially this time of year when our schedules become more rigid with Back to School and everyone seeming to be heading in different directions. This salad keeps them fueled through a busy day!
Italian Lentil Salad
1 cup lentils
1 Red Pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 Green Pepper, deseeded and chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1 small jalapeño, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup good quality Italian dressing, I used Newman's Own Organic Italian (or make your favorite!)
Directions: Prepare lentils as directed on package and while cooking, chop your veggies. Once lentils are cooked, remove from heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine lentils and all the vegetables, then the dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy! Do you have a favorite salad that you make for Labor Day picnics?