A bowl of cold, vegan sun-dried tomato lentil salad always brings a big smile to my face! Apart from being super healthy this gluten free salad also looks amazing! Just look at these stunning, party-snack-perfect colours! Sun-dried tomato lentil salad takes only 20 min to put together. It can be served on its own, with biscuits, with a serving of meat, or with poached or fried egg on the top. All in all, this is a great speedy, tasty lunch or dinner recipe idea worth sharing.
Pairing cooked lentils with sweet sun-dried tomatoes and acidic dressing with a touch of raw garlic is my favourite way to eat these little fellows.
BUT! I also do enjoy a nice, hearty bean soup.
20 min cold sun-dried tomato lentil salad is a real deal, gluten-free medley of wholesome, vegan goodness! This is a speedy lunch or dinner recipe idea worth keeping & sharing! This salad can be served on its own, with biscuit, with a serving of meat, or with poached or fried egg on the top.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 2-4
- 100g (½ cup) mixed lentils – I used red split, green & black
- 250ml (1 1/4 cup) water
- 5 tablespoons pitted olives in brine, drained and diced to corn size pieces
- 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced thinly
- 150g (5oz) bell peppers (2 different colours will make the salad look more colourul), diced to corn size pieces
For the dressing
- 3 tablespoons of oil from sun-dried tomatoes jar
- 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (depending how acidic you want your dressing; try with one and ad the second tablespoon later)
- 2 raw garlic cloves, minced
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 3-4 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
- Rinse lentils and set to simmer in water on medium heat for about 15 minutes until almost soft. Drain and reserve.
- Combine dressing ingredients and reserve.
- Dice and slice all salad ingredient. When lentils are cooked and cooled down combine them with all other ingredients.
- Season to taste with salt & pepper and serve with a generous sprinkle of parsley leaves.