Lentil & potato salad with miso tahini dressing


Happy New Year!!!
Start your year off right with this yummy healthy salad!
I normally don’t use white potatoes since they don’t have a ton of nutritional value, but they are a whole food, and as long as you don’t fry them or drench them in butter, why not?? I had them lying around leftover from when I bought a huge bag for my Hanukkah latke pie and they were starting to go so I decided this was a good way to use them up! I never waste decent food! They are great paired with the creaminess of the dressing and the avocados.
Lentils are a great go-to since they pack a serious punch when it comes to protein and fiber and I find them easier to digest than other beans…

This was a throw-everything-together-on-whim kind of meal so I don’t have exact amounts…just experiment and taste and adjust accordingly 🙂

Lentils (makes several servings):
1 cup dried lentils
Coconut or olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
Sprinkling of Nutritional yeast

Spinach or other salad greens
Steamed red potatoes, cut into chunks
1/4-1/2 avocado, chopped (for one serving)

Apple cider vinegar
Fresh squeezed lemon juice
Water to achieve desired consistency

Nutritional yeast
Sesame seeds

Start by simmering the lentils in water until softened.
Sauté the onions in the oil for a few minutes and then add the garlic and then the lentils and nutritional yeast. If needed throw in a splash of water or veggie broth to deglaze the pan.
Set aside.
Prepare the dressing.
Assemble the salad, add the lentils, dress the salad & top with the nutritional yeast & sesame seeds. Enjoy!!!

Here’s to a happy & healthy 2014!!!

Ran out of potatoes so made this with quinoa instead of potatoes and it was even better!
Then when I ran out of lentils I made it with quinoa and orange pepper and sundried tomatoes and it was still fabulous!

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