I feel like lentils are one of those foods that everybody has in their pantry, but yet never uses because they don’t know what to do with them. Besides Lentil Soup, or possibly as a side-dish [that nobody ends up eating], the lentil is an overlooked superhero that deserves much more credit than it is given.
And hey, I’ll admit that I am one of those that don’t utilize these little beans nearly enough either. But, after creating this Cold Corn-Studded Lentil Salad for a Labor Day BBQ I recently attended, will definitely be adding them to my menu on a much more regular basis.
Here are some quick lentil nutrition facts before the recipe (since you know how I feel about foods that are especially good for you ;)
One cup of cooked lentils contains:
They also contain [this much %] of your Nutritional Daily Values:
Lentils are also a source of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
Plus, if you add JABItUp’s Green Machine Super Powder into this recipe, you’ll also be getting tons of additional Fiber, Protein, Iron, Riboflavin, Manganese, etc..
CLICK HERE for the FULL NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN
And now for the Recipe:
CORN-STUDDED LENTIL SALAD
This Cold Lentil Salad is also a great [healthy] school lunch idea, as well as a great toddler food since all the pieces are quite small. It’s also a great way to sneak vegetables in.