Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vegetarian chik'n lentil lemon salad

Vegetarian chik'n lentil lemon salad
Easy, healthy, low cal and pretty darn delicious! 

Things you'll need;
  • 1 can of lentils(drained)
  • 1 bag of Faux chik'n, I use Qourn(I think it works best) 
  • 1 bunch of romaine lettuce, and a quarter of iceberg lettuce(chopped)
  • (Or sub one for the other of you don't have both.)
  • 1 onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt&Pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 whole lemon

Step 1;
Halve the onion and thinly slice one half ; thickly slice the other.
Chop up the romaine and iceberg lettuce, add the thinly sliced onion and lettuce to a bowl and toss!

Step 2;
take out a pan, and pour 1/3 cup of olive oil, preheat on a medium to a high heat, once thats heated up, add the thickly sliced onion and faux chik'n; tossing well with olive oil, dash with sea salt and stir again, let it cook, once it starts to sizzle stir it around and let it cook some more, nows the time to add all your herbs except for red pepper, and thyme, stir all of them in well, no measurement required just add a few liberal shakes at a time, taste, and adjust accordingly. cover the pan, let it cook for a minute or so, stir, and if everything is tender and to your liking, turn it off, cover and remove from heat.

Step 3;
Take your can of drained lentils and put them in a small pot, add a generous amount of dried thyme, a few dashes of black pepper, and a shake of garlic powder and a little bit of olive oil. blend herbs well, stirring as needed and cook till its warm.

Step 4;
Take the onion and 'chik'n mixture (still warm) and the warm lentils, add it to the salad bowl, add the juice of one lemon, 3 shakes of Pepper flakes, and toss well as to coat everything in the bowl, adding any additional olive oil or more herbs if needed, and serve!

This pairs well with a sweet or baked potato,a chowder type soup...warmed pita bread, a roll, croutons anything you like really, or just by itself, which is how I had it! This is tasty served warm or cold! 


This reminded me of a chicken ceaser salad but much healthier! 

If you want this to be vegan and not vegetarian, just use a different brand of Faux chik'n

I was all out of other veggies, but you could add any other vegetables you like, but just remember if you do that it will need more lemon and herbs etc..

A Purple onion would have worked great, but didn't have one on hand, any onion will do. 

And if your in the mood to makes this a little richer, add some parmesan or any cheese you like.

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