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Plant Protein Salad

This salad gives you a lot of healthy plant-based proteins in a very easy to make and delicious salad. PLEASE NOTE: It makes 4 quart-sized servings, and the dressing recipe corresponds to 1 quart of salad. If you want to make and eat the entire salad at once for a group of people, make sure to quadruple the dressing recipe.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients

Plant Protein Salad

  • 4 cups chopped purple cabbage
  • 4 cups chopped kale de-stemmed if desired
  • 2 cups cooked green French lentils (1 cup dry plus 2 cups water)
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas drained, rinsed, and roasted (SEE BELOW RECIPE)
  • 1/2 cup sprouts or microgreens
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon flake kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

Plant Protein Salad

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, kale, lentils, roasted chickpeas, sprouts, and parsley until combined.

  2. To portion out the salad ahead of time for future meals, evenly distribute the salad between 4 separate quart jars and store in the refrigerator.

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

  1. To prepare for eating at home, whisk together the lemon juice, yogurt, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until smooth. Toss with 1 of the quart jar's worth of salad and serve immediately.

  2. To prepare for eating on the go, add the lemon juice, yogurt, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper to a small mason jar. Screw on the lid and shake until combined. Toss with 1 of the quart jar's worth of salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Plant Protein Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1224mg 51%
Potassium 1090mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 6g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 165.4%
Vitamin C 187%
Calcium 21.6%
Iron 40.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.