In the year 5774, just about every holiday table features someone on a special diet. Whether it's gluten free, lactose free, paleo, clean, vegan, vegetarian, and of course the new year's resolution diet. Unfortunately, it's often the word die that gets the emphasis when you cook following the diet's guidelines. It doesn't have to be that way, especially with all the family, food and festivities on Rosh Hashanah.
This salad that eats like a meal is coming to the rescue. It's easy to make, healthy, satisfying, filled with nutrients, and diet friendly, whichever diet that might be.
Quinoa is a complex carb that is both gluten free and loaded with nearly as much protein as the lentils it's partnered with in this recipe. Together, lentils and quinoa make this salad substantial enough to satisfy any vegan or vegetarian guest, while at the same time be enjoyed by your regular meat eaters.
Like most people, I am going into Rosh Hashanah hoping to start a healthier and happier year and those two things don't have to be mutually exclusive. When the recipe is right, we can be happy with a colorful, flavorful, healthful salad as much as a comforting bowl of ice cream. This recipe is a beautiful dish with bright fresh flavors, that's as easy to make as a bowl of pasta and filled with nutrients.
A colorful addition to your Rosh Hashanah table it's everything you need to not only take your first step towards all your New Year's resolutions but discover how sweet they can be.
May you have a sweet new year – שנה טובה או מתוקה