Savory, crunchy, refreshing, and LOADED with nutrition. This is the BEST Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad ever! And my absolute go-to right now. I’ve been eating it for lunch lately (with a hard boiled egg and some chicken for added protein), but it can easily be kept vegan. It’s also great as a work lunch or on-the-go!
Ok, so I need to get real about something. If you’ve spent any length of time here on Jar Of Lemons, you likely already know this from reading the Golden Beet Pecan Detox Salad and Sun-Dried Tomato & Arugula Lentil Salad posts. But if you’re new to this community, I have a confession that may (or may not) shock you: I am not a salad person. No, wait, let’s try that again. I nearly loathe salads.
Yeah….I know. It’s kind of embarrassing that I, the “healthy eating blogger girl”, actually only wants to live off of pizza, hamburgers, and donuts. BUT, real life reminds me that living off of those things just isn’t going to cut it on a daily basis, and salads are a great way to load up on nutrition! And when I say that I nearly loathe salads, I mean boring salads with preservative-filled dressings. Ya know?
All that to say this: When I post a salad recipe on here, it’s….well….kind of a big deal 😉
And THAT, my friend, is how you know that this Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad is truly the BEST of it’s kind!
I’m also really digging this not-boring-salad-on-the-go situation right now. Even though I mostly work from home right now, there are days where I know I’ll be out all day and need a healthy option that’s ready to go.
BIG TIME Shoutout to the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch Snack & Salad Kit for making life a MILLION times easier! Y’all. These containers are 100% leak-proof guaranteed, have insert trays and dividers that are customizable, they’re stain-resistant, and BPA-free. Does it get any better than that?
My favorite part about these Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch Snack & Salad Kits is that they keep ingredients separate and fresh until you’re ready to mix them together. Just place the ingredients of this Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad in the salad container, add some snacks to your snack container, and throw them in your fave tote bag! SO perfect for a healthy option on-the-go!
GOOD NEWS! We’re giving away a Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Lunch Kit! Simply let us know what your favorite “tote-able” lunch is in the comments below to enter 😉 Giveaway will end on Friday, Sept. 8th and the winner will be notified via email.
Here’s the recipe for the BEST Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad!
BEST Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad
- 1/2 cup lentils
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp agave syrup
- 2 cups spinach, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- Cook the lentils according to directions.
- While the lentils are cooking, make the salad dressing by mixing the lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and agave together.
- Chop the spinach, red pepper, and cucumber.
- Combine all ingredients and enjoy!