Instant Pot Lentil Salad

colorful salad with lentils, red onion, cucumber and scallion

If you need something delicious, solid, and filling on a sweltering summer night, this may be the ideal one for you.

Dark lentils are interesting in light of the fact that they don't lose their shape or flavor as effectively as red and green lentils do.

colorful salad with lentils, red onion, cucumber and scallion

A simple, quick, easy, dump-and-go recipe for busy days.

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What are lentils?

Lentils are a kind of Pulse or can be called 'Daal'.

Pro Tip: Rinse your lentils well before using them to save yourself from getting into a mess.

What else can I add?

Play around with addons, try adding:

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

What is so special about this Lentil Salad?

  • Easiest recipe,
  • Completely vegan
  • Full of nutrients
  • a variety of savory flavors

How to serve?

Serve this appealing colorful Lentil Salad as a side dish or appetizer.

How to make

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

Add a cup of lentils, water, and bay leaves to the pot.

Cover the pot and set it to high pressure for 12 minutes. 

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

Do a Quick Release.

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

Dish out lentils in a bowl, add chopped vegetables, and dates. 

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

Mix, add fresh parsley and lemon vinaigrette.

Serve and enjoy.

Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad

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Instant Pot Lentil Salad

This filling and nutritious lentil salad is flavored with a refreshingly tasty lemon dressing.
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Black Gram Lentils, Instant Pot Summer Lentil Salad, lentil salad, lentils, salad
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumber chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup Medjool dates chopped
  • 1 cup lentil
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 bay leaves
  • ½ cup lemon vinaigrette
  • tablespoon parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Add a cup of lentils, water, and bay leaves to the pot.
  • Cover the pot and set it to high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Do a quick release.
  • Dish out lentils in a bowl, add chopped vegetables, and dates.
  • Mix, add fresh parsley and lemon vinaigrette.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1203kcal Carbohydrates: 249g Protein: 57g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 35mg Potassium: 3836mg Fiber: 75g Sugar: 115g Vitamin A: 759IU Vitamin C: 36mg Calcium: 319mg Iron: 18mg

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