Lentils are a great way to add plant-based protein and extra fiber to any salad.
Making your own dressing cuts down on unnecessary sugar and sodium and ensures you are getting a high quality fat source, like olive oil. Olive oil is a heart-healthy fat and a staple of the Mediterranean diet. We love using olive oil in all kinds of dressings and marinades!
There are so many different ways to enjoy this salad!
- Serve it over arugula or your favorite salad greens.
- Add canned tuna for additiojnal proten and healthy fats.
- Sere it as a wrap in a whole wheat pita.
- Instead of zucchini and red bell peppers, substitute cucumber and tomatoes or your favorite veggies!
Get creative with this versatile salad and go with whatever you are in the mood for.