Lentils, Black Beans, Goat Cheese and Baby Green Salad

  • 20 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • 5 mins cook
  • 5 mins Resting Time
  • serves 2 people
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Lentils, black beans, goat cheese, and baby green salad. On our trip to Warsaw, Poland, a couple of years ago, we stumble upon this fantastic restaurant. You would have never known it was a restaurant if you were not looking around you. A large cobblestone porch leads us into this wonderful back yard with lots of tables, all very romantically set up. I am saddened that I cannot found the name of the place to share with all of you.

Our dinner was fantastic. I remember enjoying this salad. However, the chef never separated himself from the recipe, so I deconstructed the flavors, jot them down on my cell phone with the promise to make it in my own kitchen.

A super healthy vegetarian recipe

Light, vegetarian, healthy recipe, and so easy to prepare. Another great attribute to this great recipe:  low carb. How great is that?

I used crimson lentils because I had them on hand, but black or green de Puy will be fine as well. Lentils are an excellent source of protein, rich in folate, and low in calories.  Low in sodium and saturated fat making it a very healthy vegetable to enjoy and add to our diet.

Black beans contain fibers, proteins, and antioxidants, all the key ingredients for a good source of nutrition.

No salt is used, by choice. In regards to the cheese, goat cheese is excellent with it, however, you can use feta cheese as well if you have it on hand. I have made it both ways and delicious either way.

The recipe below is for 2.

You can serve it on individual plates or on a large one for a simple light dinner. Or, of course, augment the portions via the serving size tab on this page right next to the recipe on the top right.

A playfulness between light sweet and pungent and brought together by a dash of olive oil.

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Nutrition Facts
Lentils, Black Beans, Goat Cheese & Baby Green Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 380mg17%
Potassium 991mg28%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 30g125%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 8.8mg49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Lentils, Black Beans, Goat Cheese & Baby Green Salad

  • 20 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • 5 mins cook
  • 5 mins Resting Time
  • serves 2 people

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  • 1 cup crimson lentils
  • 1/2 cup pinto black beans
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • arugula and baby green mix salad
  • 1 ounce purple radish sprouts
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Rinse the lentils and soak them in water for 10 minutes. Rinse and place the lentils in a small pan. Add water, salt and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let them rest in the cooking water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. 

  2. Rinse and pat dry the baby green salad and the purple radish sprouts. 

  3. On a large plate arrange the salad in the middle, add the lentils and black beans. Arrange the goat cheese and top with purple radish sprouts.

  4. Drizzle some vinegar and olive oil.

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Comments (21) Post a Reply

  1. Ghanashyam says:

    This is a beautiful looking salad and it looks healthy too! I will definitely be trying this.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love it and super easy to make as well, my favorite part :).
      Thank you for stopping by!
      Best,
      Giangi

  2. Christina's Bread Bakes says:

    My only resolution this year is to add more whole grains & veggies to my diet. Thanks for the idea of adding lentils to salad, so easy!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure. Not only they are delicious but very nutritious too.
      I love your new year’s resolutions.
      Best,
      Giangi

  3. Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady says:

    This is such a beautiful salad. I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate beans into my diet!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Cindy! I am sure you will enjoy this salad.

  4. taffy says:

    This looks mouth-watering. I got some black beans in my garden so i will definitely try it out!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! You will be amazed at how easy it is to prepare.
      Enjoy!!
      Giangi

  5. Marita says:

    What a great recipe. I am trying to incorporate more grains in our diet. I will double your recipe for my family of four x

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! We cannot stop eating it in my family either. Easy and super delicious, and as a mom, healthy too 🙂
      Enjoy!!
      Giangi

  6. jeannie says:

    Such a protein-rich salad, a perfect start for the year!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Absolutely! We can always have some healthy food in our cooking routine.
      Best,
      Giangi

  7. Mihaela|https://theworldisanoyster.com/ says:

    In January I’m absolutely craving salads, and this is one I will have as soon as I get the greens. It might be a bit of a struggle with lockdown and Brexit (no fresh stuff from Spain, lately😪) but I’ll keep an eye on deliveries:)

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I crave salads all the time too. You can use any greens that you can get your hand on too. Does the snowfall effect, even more, your deliveries from Spain now?
      Enjoy!!

  8. Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady says:

    This is such a beautiful salad. The gorgeous colours only reinforce the desire to try it!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you. Pleasing to the eye, and super delicious and healthy.
      enjoy!!
      Giangi

  9. Melinda says:

    That restaurant sounds amazing! I can just imagine it. This is a great and healthy way to incorporate lentils.

  10. Gregory Halpen says:

    Yes please! Great recipe and meal. This is definately something I would eat. Both healthy and delicious. Love your site too.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you so much Gregory for your kind compliment.
      Very healthy salad with lots of flavors too.
      Enjoy it!!
      Best,
      Giangi

  11. Gabriela says:

    I love how clean and delicious this is. I can totally make some for my husband using the exact recipe and then veganize my portion. Thank you so much.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You are most welcome Gabriela. Thank you for stopping by my site.
      Let me know what your husband thinks of the recipe.
      Best,
      Giangi

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