I enjoy waking up with the splendid sunlight in the morning. It sets a great energy to start a day.
I don’t always think of food when I get up since I have lots chores to take care of in the morning. I, however, had yearning of a simple salad that I can use the ingredients I already have in my kitchen – – something light and refreshing without too much work of making the fancy dressing…
I always keep a few cans of beans and lentils, and I also happened to have some cucumbers, tomatoes, red cabbage, and goat cheese. How convenient!
So here is my chickpea and lentil salad with various crunch vegetables and cheese. I think this is a perfect vegetarian salad if the cheese can be part of the vegetarian diet, and it is also gluten-free.
It is a super simple salad dressed with lemon and olive oil. I also have mint growing in my backyard, so I added a little bit. Oh, the fragrance! If you don’t have mint or you don’t like the fragrance of mint in your salad, you can substitute with fresh parsley. That would be equally tasty.
Rinse and drain your chickpeas and lentils.