Discover the bold flavors of Morocco with our tantalizing Moroccan Harissa Lentil Salad. This vibrant and nutritious salad is a perfect blend of hearty lentils, aromatic spices, and the fiery kick of harissa. It’s not just a salad; it’s a culinary journey to the streets of Marrakech!
Moroccan Harissa Lentil Salad
- 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons harissa paste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
- Boil the lentils in a pot of water until tender but still firm. Drain and let them cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked lentils, red bell pepper, cucumber, and red onion.
- In a small bowl, whisk together harissa paste, olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the harissa dressing over the lentil mixture and toss until well coated.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
- Before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy your Moroccan Harissa Lentil Salad!
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Protein: 14g, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 12g