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Vegan Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad

Pavani
Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad is a protein packed and fiber rich dish that is hearty and delicious. This salad is great to serve as a side dish or even as a light meal. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Sevings

Ingredients
  

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup Black Beluga Lentils, soaked in water for 8 hours
  • 1 Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Broccoli, cut into florets
  • To taste Salt Pepper
  • ¼ cup Sliced Almonds

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Agave Nectar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions
 

Make the Salad:

  • Drain and rinse the lentils. Place them in a medium saucepan along with 2cups water. Bring the water to a boil; lower the heat and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 15~18 minutes.
  • Drain any extra water from the lentils and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Steam the broccoli until tender and add to the lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the thinly sliced red onion. Mix well.

Make the Dressing:

  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Stir in the dressing into the lentil mixture, mix well. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and serve warm or at room temperature.