Apple and Ginger Lentil Salad

Loaded with fiber and protein, lentils are a vegetarian's best friend. And, they should be yours, too. This salad is super easy to throw together and have on hand for quick lunches throughout the week, or your next gathering.

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What you'll need:

2 c lentils, any variety

1/2 c olive oil
juice of 2 limes
2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp honey
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

2 medium apples, chopped
1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 c unsalted sunflower seeds

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Pour lentils into a medium saucepan. Fill with water, place on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook until lentils are soft (15-20 minutes.)

Meanwhile, whisk together ingredients from section 2 to make the dressing. Then, prepare ingredients from section 3; pop into a large serving bowl. 

Drain cooked lentils and rinse with cool water. Add to large serving bowl. Mix with dressing. Boo-yah!

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Serves 10 as a side, 6 as a main.

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