2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

100g of cherry tomatoes, cut in half

150g of potato balls, cut in half

1 carrot, cut into small cubes

2 cups (tea) of boiled and drained lentils

parsley leaves

1 teaspoon of golden flaxseed flour

1 tablespoon of Brazil nuts, chopped

200g of white shimeji mushroom

¼ cup (tea) of red vinegar

1/2 cup of tomato sauce

1 tablespoon of wild honey

When winter comes and the temperature drops, hot dishes come into action to warm our bodies and make the season more pleasant. Therefore, to adapt to the warm climate of the season, several recipes, which are traditionally served cold, have warmer versions. This is the case with our suggestion for this week: the warm lentil salad is an incredible recipe to accompany your meals at this delicious time of year.

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Owner of a true mix of flavors, this salad has a predominance of lentils, an important legume, full of nutrients for our body. A source of dietary fiber, lentils work for the well-being of the intestine, improving intestinal transit and preventing constipation and constipation. These substances are also responsible for providing satiety, making us satisfied more quickly.

Another highlight for the legume is the presence of iron in its composition, a mineral associated with the prevention of anemia and the transport of oxygen to the body’s cells, thus making lentils an essential food to improve our quality of life.


Vegetables increase the nutritional status of the dish

In addition to lentils, with great nutritional qualities, we add tomatoes, carrots and potatoes to the salad, which help make the dish even healthier and more succulent. These foods are rich in vitamin A, a substance needed to keep your eyesight healthy, as it protects your eyes from free radical attacks, which cause macular degeneration, so natural over time.

It is also possible to find a good amount of vitamin C in these foods, which strengthen the immune system, reducing the chances of chronic diseases. In addition, the B-complex vitamins, which act in the body’s functions, are also present in these vegetables.

Warm Lentil Salad: A delicious vegetarian dish

For those who think vegan food is boring, our salad proves not to be. This recipe uses a generous amount of white shimeji mushroom, a very common food in vegetarian dishes and full of nutrients. A source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, the mushroom acts to prevent cancer, fight osteoporosis and, as a low-calorie food, contributes to weight loss.

The warm lentil salad is still gluten and cholesterol free, making it a perfect alternative for those intolerant or allergic to substances. Check the way of preparation below and note that in just 30 minutes you will have a plate full of benefits for your health.

Preparation mode:

Cook the potatoes in water with a little salt until tender. Drain. In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil and grill the potatoes, shimeji, tomatoes and carrots. Place in a salad bowl and add with the cooked lentils, golden flaxseed flour and chopped Brazil nuts.

Sauce: In a saucepan, place the tomato sauce, honey and red vinegar. Cook until it comes to a boil. Season the salad and sprinkle with parsley leaves. Serve warm.

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