Lentil and rice salad

This rice and lentil salad is vibrant, filling and protein-packed! Many vegetable-based salads can be delicious but low on the filling factor. What you will love about this lentil salad is that it is filling and provides lots of plant-base protein! Make this salad for lunch or as a side for dinner!

Serving size

Serves 2

  • ¾ cup brown rice
  • 2½ cups water
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tin lentils, drained
  • 4cm cucumber, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a saucepan, cover the rice with the water, bring to the boil and cook until softened. Drain and set aside.
  2. Gently fry the onion in the olive oil, stir in the cinnamon and cumin and cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Combine the rice, lentils, and onion mixture.
  4. Add the cucumber, carrots, yoghurt, and coriander and mix well.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with coriander.

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