Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad is a protein packed and fiber rich dish that is hearty and delicious.
Starting a new week of blogging marathon today and the theme for the next 3 days is ‘Lentil Salads & Sides’. This has got to be one of my favorite themes. I love all legumes because they are our primary source of protein. They are very versatile and make any dish hearty and delicious. So first day, I have a delicious Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad that is great to serve as a complete meal.I missed out in participating in the last Mega blogging marathon that had ‘protein packed dishes’ as its theme. I had planned on doing it but with the move I couldn’t participate. There are so many vegetarian protein packed dishes that I have pinned that I would have loved to try a few of those recipes. That’s why when I saw this theme I signed up right away.I bookmarked this Beluga lentil broccoli salad from Vegetarian times magazine long time ago. Finally got to make this for this week. These black lentils are called Beluga lentils because they look very similar to caviar. The good thing about these lentils is that they keep their shape even after cooking.This salad takes about 30 minutes to make if you have planned ahead and soaked the lentils overnight. It is best to soak lentils to remove phytates and make them more easily digestible. This salad is great to serve as a side dish or even as a light meal.