When it comes to vegan protein, you can’t go wrong with lentils. Naturally gluten-free and full of fiber, these tiny legumes are a healthy pantry staple I always have on hand ¡ª and Gwyneth Paltrow agrees. She shared this easy, quick, and satisfying salad in her most recent cookbook.
Tangy, bright, and clean, this recipe makes for a light yet filling lunch and even better leftovers; the longer this salad sits in the fridge, the better it tastes. To bulk things up, top off your lunch container with cubed tofu, or if you’re not vegan, add some feta cheese, a chopped hard-boiled egg, or a portion of grilled chicken. Any of these additions would be delicious.
According to Gwyneth, this salad is best if it’s allowed to sit for at least 30 minutes and served at room temperature.