Vegan Lentil and Couscous Recipe 🤓 Vegan Protein BOMB Guaranteed to Fulfill 💣


Today I have the ultimate lentil and couscous salad for you. I usually feel fulfilled when I eat carbs and protein in a meal, but this salad gives the same satisfaction and fulfillment, plus it is vegan! It is sweet, savoury and sour at the same time. You can have it as a main course or as a side dish with fish, steak or BBQ.

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Servings: 2-4
Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

1,5 cups green lentils
1/2 cup couscous, you can use any small shaped pasta that you like
2 sweet red peppers, diced (any meaty and sweet pepper would do great like bell peppers)
4 pickled cucumbers, diced (use more if using small gherkins)
4-5 sprigs of parsley, chopped
7-8 sprigs of dill, chopped
3 small sprigs of spring onion, chopped
4 sprigs of mint, leaves picked (tear large leaves using your hands)
6 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 tablespoons soy sauce (alternatively, balsamic vinegar or a mix of molasses and vinegar with a 1:1 ratio)
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 pinches of black pepper
2 pinches of coriander seeds

• Rinse the lentils in a sieve and add them into a medium sized saucepan. Pour in room temperature water up to a little higher than the lentils and add a pinch of salt. Bring to boil. Then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until al dente, not mushy. This may take longer according to your lentil.
• Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and the couscous. Boil for 8 minutes on medium heat until al dente.
• Drain the cooked lentil and couscous and cooldown under running cold water to stop cooking.
• Mix the lentil and couscous in a large bowl. Add in the pickles, peppers and herbs.
• For the delicious sauce, pour in the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar. Season with black pepper and coriander seeds. Add salt if not using soy sauce.
• Finally, squeeze some fresh lemon and give it a last mix but be careful not to mash the lentils. Your fulfilling salad is ready to eat as a main course or as a side dish with fish, köfte or steak.
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  1. Hi my excellent Refika! Thank yoy for sharing the beauty of Turkish food and live of family. I learn daily from you and your joy.
    Will you please do a serie of KETO FOOD , I can only imagine the amazing dishes you will come with! Turkish food is one of the best cuisine there is, and YOU are its greatest ambassador!