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Rainbow Lentil Bowls

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

This colorful and flavorful Rainbow Lentil Bowl is filled with a delicious combination of cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, green lentils, mixed greens, and red cabbage.

(Makes 2 servings, 1 bowl each)

Total Time: 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: None

What You Need

  • 2 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup pico de gallo (or fresh tomato salsa), divided use

  • ½ cup sliced red onion

  • ½ cup chopped red cabbage

  • 2 cups cooked brown (or green) lentils

  • ½ cup chopped green onion

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 cup halved cherry (or grape) tomatoes

How To Make

1. Evenly divide salad greens and oil between two serving bowls.

2. Place half of pico de gallo, red onion, cabbage, lentils, green onion, bell pepper, tomatoes,

and remaining half of pico de gallo on top of salad greens in “stripes.”

3. Serve chilled.


Lentils are a great source of vegetable protein, but you need to prepare them right or they turn to mush. Here’s how. After rinsing 1 cup of lentils and picking out any debris, combine with 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Next, let them simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until they’re so³, but not disintegrating. Finally, strain them and add salt to taste. And enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 396 Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 19 g

Total Fat: 10 g Sodium: 624 mg Sugars: 17 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 62 g Protein: 20 g

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