Fenugreek and moong dal salad with citrus dressing

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This invigorating salad is a delight in flavour and texture. Nutrient-packed fenugreek and protein-rich moong dal combine with a zesty citrus dressing to form a refreshing, wholesome dish.

Prep time: 2 hours (for soaking dal) + 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes (for cooking dal)

Serves: 1


For the salad:

·      Dried split yellow moong dal (lentils), (30g) soaked and cooked

·      Fresh fenugreek leaves, (20g) chopped

·      Cucumber, (20g) finely chopped

·      Tomato, (20g) diced

·      Red bell pepper, (20g) finely chopped

·      Red onion, (10g) finely sliced

·      1 small green chili, finely chopped (adjust to taste)

For the citrus dressing:

·      Juice of 1 orange

·      Juice of 1 lemon

·      Olive oil, 1 tsp

·      Honey or sweetener, ¼ tsp (optional)

·      Salt and black pepper to taste


For the salad:

1.     Soak moong dal in water for about 2 hours. Drain and rinse well. Cook in boiling water until tender but not mushy. Drain any excess water and let it cool.

2.    In a bowl, combine cooked moong dal, chopped fenugreek leaves, cucumber, tomato, red bell pepper, red onion, and green chili. Toss gently to mix.

For the citrus dressing:

1.     In a separate bowl, whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, honey (if using), salt, and black pepper until well combined.

To assemble:

1.     Drizzle the citrus dressing over the salad.

2.    Toss the salad gently to coat the ingredients with the dressing.

3.    Let the salad sit for about 10-15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 160 kcal

Carbs - 30g

Proteins - 8g

Fats - 2g

Fiber - 6g

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Rimsha Rasheed

Rimsha is a passionate nutritionist whose world revolves around creating delicious pathways to healthier lifestyles. With a heart deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of cuisines, she weaves together flavours that nourish not only the body but also the soul. She loves crafting unique recipes, sharing insights on balanced living, and savouring the journey towards wellness, one delectable bite at a time.

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