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Avocado Red Lentil Salad with Macadamia Oil and Cream of Balsamic

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A hearty vegan and gluten-free lentil avocado salad flavoured with lemon, macadamia nut oil, cream of balsamic and fresh herb. It is an easy and quick to make recipe that is healthy yet so rich and satisfying.

Avocado Red Lentil Salad with Macadamia Oil and Cream of Balsamic

adapted from Küchen Götter
  • 400 ml Vegetable broth
  • 200 g Red lentils
  • 2 Ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp Macadamia oil
  • 4 tbsp Cream of balsamic
  • Parsley leaves
  • Peperoncini, optional
  1. Place the vegetable broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add in red lentils and cook, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Shake out all excess water.
  2. Meanwhile slice the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Cut the avocado halves in slices and remove the skin. Arrange them on a serving plate.
  3. Add lemon juice to the drained red lentils and season with salt and pepper. Now spoon the red lentils over the avocado slices. Sprinkle some chopped parsley leaves over. Drizzle with macadamia oil and cream of balsamic. Garnish with peperoncini and serve immediately. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Couscous & Consciousness 27/10/14 04:55

Angie I can't wait to give this a try. I love red lentils (they are my favourite), but I usually only use them for making dahl. I've only ever used green or brown ones in a salad, but I'll be giving this a try very soon. It looks so much prettier than the green or brown ones too :-)

Sue/the view from great island 27/10/14 05:55

The dressing sounds incredible, I have to find some macadamia oil to try! Beautiful salad, Angie!

great-secret-of-life 27/10/14 06:53

looks so perfect.. First time I see red lentil in salad.. Protein rich salad! love it

Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/10/14 09:11

A beautiful and wholesome salad! Perfect.



Medeja- CranberryJam 27/10/14 09:58

This salad looks delicious! I have never tried using macadamia oil..

Display name 27/10/14 10:15

What a lovely salad! it would make a perfect full meal for me.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 27/10/14 11:32

Gorgeous salad with the orange red from the lentils and the pale green of the avocado. I must find some red lentils.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 27/10/14 12:03

Such a gorgeous salad! I know I'd love the combination of lentils and creamy avocados!

jasna varcakovic 27/10/14 12:25

I adore lentiIs; I was always using French (or gray) lentils for salads by now; have to try red-ones for this purpose. Your salad sounds delish and complete!

ann low 27/10/14 12:45

Lovely and healthy salad. Yumm :)

Emma | Fork and Good 27/10/14 12:50

I love the colours in this salad Angie, it's a real beaut! I am inspired to make this myself for lunch tomorrow, thank you!

Nammi 27/10/14 13:20

seriously I sigh with envy everytime I visit you , you take such lovely photoes!! and very creative recipes!!

Cheri Savory Spoon 27/10/14 13:39

Hi Angie, I'm on a salad kick right now and this looks amazing, never heard of macadamia oil before, will have to buy some. Beautiful presentation!

kitchen flavours 27/10/14 15:27

Such a lovely, vibrant and delicious salad!

[Reply] 27/10/14 15:30

I have all components in my kitchen. Lovely salad.

lena 27/10/14 16:04

i never thought of such combination! Learning a lot from you, angie!

Rumana Rawat 27/10/14 16:29

What a lovely color and delicious looking salad..

Claudia 27/10/14 16:31

That is easy! And right up my healthy-low-carb loving alley! Just in time - the weather has turned chilly and our leafy salads do not fit the bill. Love how it is dressed.

chow and chatter 27/10/14 18:58

this looks wonderful and so healthy

Geri Saucier 27/10/14 19:58

This salad looks wonderful. I have some red lentils and avocados - will be giving this recipe a try:)

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 27/10/14 20:22

I really enjoy red lentils, so this salad is calling me! And it is so healthy :D

Choc Chip Uru

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 27/10/14 20:27

I find it hard to cope with salads as the cooler weather sets in, Angie, but this one I am bookmarking for regular consumption over the colder months. It manages to be light and substantial all in one.

Bakericious 27/10/14 21:01

nice and healthy, need to change my diet to this if not waist will keep expanding :P

fimere 27/10/14 21:46

ça a l'air délicieux jolie salade
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 27/10/14 22:19

Loving the lentil avocado combination, never tried it. And the macadamia nut oil sounds really interesting. A nice salad for fall indeed.

Ann Jones 27/10/14 23:04

I love the lentils and avocado combination, I would never have thought about putting them together, but your photo and recipe sound delicious!

Unknown 27/10/14 23:45

The colors in this salad are just too pretty Angie! Wow, who could resist this?

Norma Chang 27/10/14 23:49

I am learning about new ingredients from your posts, today it is cream of balsamic, now I must go looking for it.

The Yum List 28/10/14 02:43

I've never thought of combining lentils and avocado, but I bet the combo is great.

Nippon Nin 28/10/14 03:14

Simple but gorgeous dish! I love lentil. Amazing photos!

Juliana 28/10/14 04:07

This i such a nice salad Angie...pretty and so healthy...I am loving it!
Have a wonderful week ahead :D

Elisabeth 28/10/14 05:03

I've never thought about pairing lentils with avocado...and why not?...especially the red lentils. Such a pretty contrast of color and texture. I love lentils and your lentil salad is so vibrant, fresh, and so delicious, Angie! I would love to have this for lunch, anytime!

Gloria Baker 28/10/14 05:16

I love red lentils Angie!
This salad look georgeous!

Unknown 28/10/14 11:30

This is such a pretty salad, Angie! I love red lentils! It sounds fantastic with the avocados. I've never tried macadamia nut oil but can imagine how tasty that is - definitely want to find some now:).

Von 28/10/14 12:40

I'm always looking for new salad ideas for my lunches- this sounds perfect! Looks super tasty and healthy too!

Hema 28/10/14 13:06

Healthy and filling salad, looks so colorful and tempting..

Ana Regalado 28/10/14 13:21

Angie , I haven't had this kind of salad before and it surely looks beautiful and nutritious ! I keep telling myself to buy lentils so that I can at least try it but so far I haven't had the urge :P I've seen pistachio and walnut oils in one of the supermarkets here , I wonder if they also sell macadamia , I bet the price is prohibitive *sigh*

Eva Taylor 28/10/14 15:21

Recently I made a red lentil dip and I puréed the lentils, boy were they creamy! I love avocado so I know I would love this delicious salad.

Anonymous 28/10/14 15:51

Damn delicious!!!
you always stunning me with your salad presentation Angie....

Pam 28/10/14 16:19

Great flavors and textures in this beautiful salad.

Balvinder 28/10/14 16:40

I love red lentils and I know I will love this gorgeous salad with avocado and lovely vinaigrette made with macadamia oil and balsamic.

Monica 28/10/14 16:42

Can I have this for lunch?! It looks delicious...I love all kinds of lentils and pairing it with healthy richness from macadamia oil and avocado is really smart. Looks so pretty, too.

Terra 28/10/14 17:45

A beautiful and hearty salad! I love everything in this salad, and the addition of avocado is perfect! Yum, Hugs, Terra

Kitchen Belleicious 28/10/14 17:49

i love the lentils all over this dish. It screams delicious and comforting with hints of refreshing and invigorating flavors.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/10/14 18:19

My, oh my, this sounds delicious, Angie! The macadamia oil and cream of balsamic must be wonderful on your salad. Great recipe!

Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite 28/10/14 20:02

Angie, what a tasty and scrumptious salad! Oh and the dressing with the macadamia oil sounds heavenly :)

Unknown 28/10/14 21:35

Avocado and lentil sounds like such an awesome combination Angie! Looks great!

tigerfish 28/10/14 23:24

This salad looks very vibrant, and always so nutritious and healthy.

Unknown 28/10/14 23:31

So beautiful and inviting! The colour, the flavour, everything... Pass me a plate please :) hope Ll is well with you Angie. Sorry I haven't been visiting for ages.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 29/10/14 04:01

This a wonderful salad. I am a big fan of avocados and lentils.

Marcela 29/10/14 09:06

Wow! This salad is simply the best! I will buy macadamias today! I must give it a try :)

Joanne 29/10/14 12:18

I'm so intrigued by this salad! I've never had macadamia oil and truly don't eat red lentils as much as I should! Gorgeous.

Barbara 29/10/14 12:57

Beautiful salad, Angie. And with two ingredients in the dressing I'm not familiar with: cream of balsamic vinegar and macadamia oil. Will definitely be looking into those!

Shashi at SavorySpin 29/10/14 13:03

I love love love your use of red lentils in this salad! I don't think I've ever had lentils with avocado and topped with a creamy balsamic - just thinking of all those flavors make my mouth water!

QembarDelites 29/10/14 17:40

avocado and lentils sounds like a great combination, such a healthy dish and yet looks so inviting!

Unknown 29/10/14 20:57

One day I am going to take a vacation from my blog and cook only your recipes! Thats how much I love what you are doing here!



Kiran @ 29/10/14 22:22

Love that you cooked the lentils in vegetable broth. Imparts so much more flavor :)

Catherine 30/10/14 04:39

A beautiful and healthy salad Angie. Blessings dear. Catherine

mjskit 30/10/14 04:55

Cream of Balsamic? Another new one on me. After reading about it, it sure caught my interest. What lovely flavors!

Katerina 30/10/14 08:57

I love cream of balsamic and this lentil salad is packed with flavor!

Tania @My Kitchen Stories 30/10/14 11:37

It does look hearty Angie. Macadamia oil is so perfect for this salad as well. Lovely light there too!

Tania @My Kitchen Stories 30/10/14 11:39

I dont thibnk my comment registered. I love the light in this picture Angie. Apart from that it certainly does look like a hearty salad, bring on the Balsamic cream

Unknown 30/10/14 14:03

What is cream of Balsamic? From the photos it looks very much like balsamic glaze.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 30/10/14 14:21

Love this colorful salad. I just bought a bag of red lentils but didn't know what I wanted to make with them. Now I do. :D

Christine Ho 30/10/14 14:39

The salad is so refreshing and healthy.

lisa is cooking 30/10/14 14:45

Red lentils and avocado are two of my favorite things, but I don't think I've ever had them together. This looks fantastic!

mui mui 30/10/14 16:03

Hi Angie,
You had all my favorite ingredients in your plate of lovely salad.
I love it!

Vicki Bensinger 31/10/14 15:54

Angie this sounds amazing and bursting with flavor. I've never heard of Cream of Balsamic, I'll have to check that out. I love this recipe. I'm going to have to check out that site you found this from. I've noticed you get a lot from there. I've never heard of it but they certainly have wonderful recipes. Thank you for sharing this one.

Kari Lindsay 31/10/14 20:12

I eat a whole lot of lentils, these look yummo! I love how nut oils give a wonderful, subtle flavor to dishes.

Kathy 31/10/14 22:14

Ooooh the dressing sounds luscious, Angie! I have a bottle of hazelnut oil sitting in my pantry…and it’s calling my name!! Happy weekend!

grace 31/10/14 22:23

macadamia oil sounds AMAZING. what a tasty salad!

lenia 31/10/14 22:24

Love red lentils, I usually use them in soups. This is a great way to enjoy them!

Sophie Sportende Foodie 1/11/14 11:43

This salad looks so freaking delicious, Angie! Waw! very filling too! xxx

Velva 3/11/14 01:14

Holy cow! Looks amazing!


Koko 4/11/14 02:46

Mmm Angie, this looks amazing. I can imagine the richness of macadamia oil, I bet it's beautiful on a salad!

Unknown 4/11/14 16:32

What a hearty salad and such beautiful flavours. I would happily have a plate of this at any time.

Unknown 6/11/14 10:09

Oh Angie,I must give this salad a try. The combination sounds absolutely heavenly, and I think it would be perfect to go with a simple roast chicken. This is going to be perfect! Not too heavy for me. Have a great early weekend ahead. ♥ Jo

Ahu Shahrabani 9/11/14 01:20

This is just beautiful - I love every piece of this!!! Red lentils are everything. :)

Roz 9/11/14 16:32

Angie, what a beautiful salad! I love all of the ingredients and need to find Cream of Balsamic!! I need to add this to my meatless recipe collection! YUM!

MunatyCooking 15/11/14 10:00

Wow Angie, this salad not only looks delicious but beautiful too! Pinned it and looking forward to making it :)

My Inner Chick 16/11/14 16:44

pure perfection for any meal, Angie!
Hope this comment works, cuz I LOVE your blog!! xxx

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