Spring is here, and the best part about spring is that all the best salad ingredients are in season! I have been going crazy making all sorts of salad recipes and I am particularly excited about this one. This Vegan Lentil Pasta Salad with Radishes (High Protein) is my favorite pasta salad ever!
Let's get into the recipe.
What ingredients do I need to make this high protein lentil pasta salad?
- cooked brown or french lentils
- pumpkin seeds
- vegan yogurt
- olive oil
This summer lentil pasta salad is
- high protein
- vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free optional
- so easy to make
- ready in less than 20 minutes (or less if you use canned lentils)
- healthy for you
- packed with fiber and veggies
What is the protein source in this recipe?
This pasta salad gets its protein from both lentils and pumpkin seeds. I recommend using a grain based pasta (whole wheat, brown rice, etc) for this recipe to make it a complete protein source.
How do I make brown lentil pasta salad?
- Mix together veggies, lentils and pasta.
- Make your yogurt sauce and pour it over your salad.
- Mix again and dig in! This recipe is seriously SO easy.
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Vegan Lentil Pasta Salad with Radishes (High Protein)
This vegan lentil pasta salad with radishes (high protein) is a delicious pasta salad.
This makes 3-4 servings of salad
- 1 bunch (about 12-14) radishes - finely chopped
- 1 small cucumber - diced
- 2 cups cooked brown or french lentils (canned works but I cooked my own in my Instant Pot)
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds (sunflower seeds or walnuts would be a good sub)
- about ½ box cooked and cooled pasta - I used brown rice but use whatever
- pinch salt/pepper
Mint Yogurt Sauce
- ½ cup mint - finely chopped (if you don't like mint you can sub parsley or basil)
- ½ cup plain vegan yogurt (I like coconut)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- juice from ½ lemon
- 2 garlic cloves - minced
- pinch salt/pepper
- Add all pasta ingredients to a large bowl and toss.
- Mix together your mint yogurt sauce ingredients. Pour over pasta and mix again.
- Store leftover pasta salad in a sealed container in your fridge for up to 4 days.