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Vegan Sprouted Lentil Salad Recipe (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

This sprouted lentil salad is not only nutritious but is super tasty as well. Made using steamed sprouted lentils along with fresh vegetables and a light dressing, this can be an evening snack, a salad, a side or even a light meal. It keeps you satiated, and you will not be able to have just one serve.

Lentils and bean are protein powerhouses. You can sprout green gram whole, black gram, black eyed peas, orange lentils and any others that strike your fancy. I make a delicious hoursegram soup too that is perfect for weight loss.

How to Make Sprouted Lentils?

lentil sprout
  1. To make spouts, wash and soak lentils and pulses overnight or at least for 8 hours.
  2. Drain the soaking water in the morning, wash again and keep it in a colander covered with damp cheese cloth. Wash or lightly drench with water while leaving it in the colander two or three times in the day. Keep covered with damp cloth. You should start seeing small sprouts by the evening.
  3. You can either refrigerate then or keep it overnight again for longer sprouts. Your lentil sprouts are ready to be used.

Is it okay to have raw lentil sprouts?

It is perfectly fine to have raw sprouts. That is the optimum state to access all the nutrients. But some people may find it a bit hard to digest. I prefer to steam the sprouts for about 3-5 minutes and then use.

Here is the recipe of Vegan Sprouted Lentil Salad

Ingredients

2 cups steamed sprouted lentils

1 cucumber finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

½ red onion finely chopped

1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)

For the dressing

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. minced garlic

A pinch of sugar

Salt to taste

½ tsp. fresh ground pepper

Garnish

1 tbsp. chopped mint and cilantro

Recipe:

Take the steamed sprouted lentils in a bowl.

vegan lentil salad

Add chopped cucumber, onion, tomato, green chilli (if using).

vegan lentil salad

In a bowl, make the dressing by mixing together extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt, sugar and pepper.

vegan sprouted lentil salad

Pour over the mixed veggies and sprouted lentils well.

vegan lentil salad

Mix well. Garnish with chopped mint and cilantro leaves. Your vegan sprouted lentils salad is ready to consume. Enjoy!

vegan sprouted lentil salad

Pro Tips

  1. This salad tastes best when chilled.
  2. It is best to have it fresh though some people enjoy leaving it for an hour in the fridge for the flavours to be better absorbed. Though, it will get watery and lose its crispness.
  3. You can totally not have green chilli or even pepper. Go with your taste.
  4. You can make this salad with any sprouts.
  5. Feel free to use peppers, corn, lettuce or any other veggies of your choice.

Vegan Sprouted Lentil Salad Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This delicious vegan sprouted lentil salad recipe is not only very easy to make but is super healthy and nutritious. Try this easy step-by-step recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 168 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups sprouted lentils steamed
  • 1 cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped optional

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper fresh

Garnish

  • 1 tbsp. chopped mint and cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Take the steamed sprouted lentils in a bowl.
  • Add chopped cucumber, onion, tomato, green chilli (if using).
  • In a bowl, make the dressing by mixing together extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Pour over the mixed veggies and sprouted lentils well.
  • Mix well. Garnish with chopped mint and cilantro leaves. Your vegan sprouted lentils salad is ready to consume. Enjoy!

Notes

1. This salad tastes best when chilled.
2. It is best to have it fresh though some people enjoy leaving it for an hour in the fridge for the flavours to be better absorbed. Though, it will get watery and lose its crispness.
3. You can totally not have green chilli or even pepper. Go with your taste.
4. You can make this salad with any sprouts.
5. Feel free to use peppers, corn, lettuce or any other veggies of your choice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sprouted Lentil Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Your vegan sprouted lentil salad is ready to have. Do make it and have with your family and friends. It can double up as a quick and filling meal too.

vegan lentil salad

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