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My Darling Vegan
Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

Stay healthy with this vegan and gluten-free Mediterranean Lentils and Rice topped with fresh tomato cucumber salad and homemade hummus.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan, Gluten-Free
Keyword: Lentils and Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
Mediterranean Lentils and Rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 batch tomato cucumber salad, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store bought hummus
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved (optional)
Tomato Cucumber Salad
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine rice and lentils in a medium pot with 2 1/4 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer until the water has evaporated and the rice and lentils are cooked all the way through. 

  2. While rice and lentils are cooking, prepare your vegetable and set aside. 

  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the Tomato Cucumber Salad and refrigerate until ready to use.  

  4. Once the rice and lentils are cooked, divide into 4 bowls or plates. Top with Tomato Cucumber Salad. Add cucumbers, radishes, avocado, and olives then top with a spoonful of hummus. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve this meal immediately. This can be served in a pita, with homemade falafel, or as just as it is. Store the components of this dish separately. Store the hummus in the refrigerator for 5 days. The rice and lentils and salad can be stored for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 263
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Protein 12g 24%
Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Potassium 694mg 20%
Fiber 11g 46%
Sugar 3g 3%
Vitamin A 1825IU 37%
Vitamin C 42.7mg 52%
Calcium 82mg 8%
Iron 4.4mg 24%