Smoked Zucchini & Split Red Lentil Salad

We all have these lazy days when the last thing we want is to spend the day/evening in the kitchen. In days like this, we adore these quick and easy hassle-free recipes. The recipe for today is a real veggie protein boost. Low in fat, high in protein, fibre, and antioxidants. The thing we most like in it is the preparation time – only 30 minutes! Sometimes the dreams become true. 🙂

Smoked Zucchini & Split Red Lentil Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Smoked Zucchini & Split Red Lentil Salad


Ingredients

  • 250 g Split red lentils
  • 3 Zucchini
  • 1 bunch Spring onions
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • A few drops of Balsamico
  • 1 tbsp Grated Parmesan (optional)***

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Directions

  1. Boil the lentils in water for 10 minutes, then strain and let them cool down.
  2. Chop the spring onions.
  3. Peel the zucchini and dice them into small cubes.
  4. In a large pan, braise the onion in the olive oil for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini cubes to the onions. Cook on medium heat until the zucchini soften, then add the smoked paprika, some salt, and pepper.
  6. In 5 minutes, remove the zucchini from the heat and let them cool down a bit.
  7. In a large bowl, add the boiled lentils, followed by the smoked zucchini, and finely chopped parsley. Season with a few drops of Balsamico and stir well.
  8. Optionally sprinkle with grated Parmesan.

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Some tips from us:
– If you don`t have split lentils at home, you could use regular ones. In this case, give some more time to get cooked properly.
– *** Parmesan is not suitable for vegans/vegetarians!

We hope you enjoyed the recipe. Would love to hear from you in the comments.

Best wishes,

xxx The Tasty Game Team

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