Thursday Nugget

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Add a refreshing crunch to your salad!

Crunchy Black Lentil Salad


  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons  Minced Shallot
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups Cooked Black Lentils
  • 1 cup Sliced Celery
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Shaved Manchego or Parmesan Cheese
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste


In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, dijon mustard, shallot, olive oil, and salt. Toss the lentils, celery, walnuts, and cheese. Season with the black pepper.






Sherwood, K. (2018). The Healthy Cook: Black Lentil Magic. Nutrition Action Healthletter, September issue, P. 12.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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