Tuesday, August 3, 2010

no kitchen lentil salad

I'm going to post this at the risk of venturing into "almost homemade" territory. With no kitchen, high temps and dewpoints, and a super busy schedule, I need all the help I can get. My grocery shopping and meal prep right now is based on what needs the fewest dishes and no stove. (Farmers market twice a week and lots of raw veggies!) Breezing through SuperTarget the other day, I noticed these ready made bean, grain and lentil pouches. This same company makes some relatively tasty Indian fare, and uses no yucky stuff in it's products. After silently dealing with the fact that I was buying something called "Lentil Magic", I tossed one in the cart.
This is actually surprisingly good for a packaged product, but  (if you still have a kitchen) you could also make your own lentils for this salad. Just cook some up (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked), then saute with half an onion, a couple of minced garlic cloves,  2 T cumin and  1 T coriander (adjusting for desired spiciness). Let cool.

No Kitchen Lentil Salad

1 package "Lentil Magic" (egad)
or your own prepared lentils......
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 T olive oil
2 T fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups chopped romaine hearts

-pour prepared lentils into a bowl
-add chopped veggies, olive oil and lime juice
-toss to combine

We ate this as a main dish cold salad last night, with a hunk of whole grain bread and butter.
This would also make a super side dish for your grilled goodies.


  1. This sounds so delicious~ especially with this HOT and HUMID weather we are having!!

  2. Exactly...kitchen or not, you don't want to create any more heat than necessary!