Vegan Chickpea and Lentil Salad – LEAH ITSINES

Chickpea and Lentil Salad

I absolutely love these type of salads! They're a perfect dish to take along to a party because they don't require any heating! 


Ingredients: 
1 cucumber, diced 
5 cherry tomatoes, quartered 

1/2 red capsicum, sliced thinly 
1/2 avocado, diced 
1 small handful of baby spinach 
1/2 red onion, diced 
400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
400g can of brown lentils, drained and rinsed 
2 tsp ground coriander 
2 tsp ground cumin 
pinch of salt & pepper 
1/2 lemon, juiced 
1/4 tsp chilli flakes 
1/4 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped 
1 tsp olive oil 

Directions: 

  1. In a small non stick pan, heat olive oil over a medium heat. 
  2. Add chickpeas and lentils into the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add ground coriander, cumin, salt, pepper and chilli flakes into the pan and stir for a further 3 minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. In a large salad bowl, add cucumber, avocado, tomato, baby spinach, onion and fresh coriander and mix. Add chickpeas, a small amount of olive oil and a big squeeze of lemon juice. Stir well and season with salt & lemon to taste.