A delicious vegetarian lunch option for those wanting a quick and healthy meal. Great benefits of legumes include high level of B-group vitamins, iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium. Legumes are also a great source for antioxidants as well as folate, which is great support for pregnancy.
Eating more legumes as part of a healthy diet can help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, and other heart disease and diabetes risks.
3/4 cup (105g) sun-dried tomatoes, drained, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1/4-1/2 fresh lemon
1 tin (415 gm) brown lentils, rinsed, drained
1 tin (410 gm) canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
250 gm silver beet, trimmed, finely shredded
To make a dressing, blend or process ¼ cup of the sun-dried tomatoes, oil and juice until finely chopped.
Place lentils, chickpeas, silver beet, half the dressing and remaining sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine, season to taste.
Serve salad topped with remaining dressing.
Note - Spinach can be used in place of silver beet.