Put a beautifying spin on a classic dish, lentil salad, with this probiotic0rich version. This salad is rich in digestive health benefits from food-based probiotics that do so much to support radiant skin, good moods, energy, and our healthiest weight. The fermented miso paste that helps flavor this salad is a source of that beneficial probiotic bacteria, a daily MUST-HAVE in your beauty diet! Lentils and hemp seeds are also two of my favorite beautifying sources of protein, which your body uses as a building block of your hair, nails, and skin. Enjoy!
Miso Broccoli Lentil Salad
Serves 4 to 6
- 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 heaping cup steamed organic broccoli spears, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup finely diced organic orange, yellow or red bell pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp miso paste
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp shelled hemp seeds
In a saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the lentils and reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Simmer until lentils are tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, miso, and garlic to make a dressing. In a serving bowl, combine lentils, broccoli, and peppers, and toss with dressing and hemp seeds. Serve warm or chilled.