Arugula Lentil Salad with easy to find ingredients and quick preparation

This is a really simple, classic dish. It’s very easy to prepare, with just a few ingredients – and follows the ‘less is more theme.

AuthorSilvia lemon
Preparation Time05 minutes
Cooking Duration07 minutes
Total Time12 minutes


  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 chili / jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 handful of arugula/rocket
  • 1 cup brown lentils, cooked
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

(Make another Recipe – Healthy Vegetarian Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado and Crispy Romaine)

How to make Arugula Lentil Salad

To enhance the scent, roast the cashews in a skillet over low heat for about three minutes. After that, place them in the salad dish.

Slice the onion, then cook it in olive oil over low heat for about 3 minutes.

Place the onion mixture in a large basin.

The dried tomatoes and jalapenos should be chopped in the meantime. Create large croutons out of the bread. When the bread is crunchy, add them to the skillet and fry for an additional 2 minutes. It should work with the oil from sun-dried tomatoes.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the washed arugula to the bowl. Raisins are added.

Include the lentils as well. Add salt, pepper, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar for seasoning. Lastly, garnish with the croutons mixture.

(Make another Recipe – Healthy Greek Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas)

Health Benefits

Lentils, arugula, and cashews. Really not a bad list in terms of health.

The remarkable health benefits of cashews include lowering your risk of dying from heart and circulatory disease, preventing gallstones, promoting bone growth, and even serving as an antioxidant.

Even if that is already great, there are even more wonderful advantages; click on this “cashew” link to learn more.

Actually, lentils aren’t that bad either.

Your iron, protein, and fiber levels will increase, your blood sugar will be stabilized, and they even help prevent diabetes and stomach issues. For more amazing information, click here.

Although we are far from perfect, we firmly feel that going vegan is a positive step in the right direction.

This recipe is just one of countless others that are quick, healthy, and delicious but don’t use any animals.

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