Black Lentil Tomato Salad

I love this food combination black lentil tomato salad in a avocado bowl with grilled asparagus. This recipe is rich on protein and low on fat and sugar. Enjoy this light and healthy dish!

Black Lentil Tomato Salad with Grilled Asparagus

(4 Servings)

Black Lentil Tomato Salad

  • 1/2 cup black lentils (beluga lentils)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plum tomatoes, diced
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Black pepper
  • Fleur de sel
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zests

Avocado Bowls

  • 2 ripe avocados (Hass)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • black pepper
  • Fleur de sel

Grilled Asparagus

  • 500g green asparagus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zests
  • black pepper
  • sea salt

How to

Black Lentil Tomato Salad

Cook the black lentils with water for about 20 minutes (see cooking instruction) on medium heat.
When the black lentils are well done, drain them.

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add the lentils and tomatoes. Season it with maple syrup, pepper, salt, parsley, lemon juice and zests. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Serve the lukewarm lentils in an avocado half.

Garnish with lemon zests and finely sliced parsley.

Avocado Bowls

Halve and peel the avocados. Spread lemon juice over the avocado halfs, so that they stay green.
Season it with salt and pepper.

The avocado halfs are the bowl for the lentil salad.

Grilled Asparagus

Heat up oil in a grill pan, add green asparagus and roast them all around for 5 minutes.

Add maple syrup and caramelize all around for 2 to 3 minutes, till they are lightly rosted.

Deglaze with lemon juice. Season it with lemon peel, pepper and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Garnish the asparagus with lemon zests.

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