Easy to make pulse recipes

Click to play video: 'Eating more pulses in your diet' Eating more pulses in your diet
Registered dietitian Diana Steele wants you to take up the challenge of eating more pulses (legumes) in your diet – Aug 22, 2017

Cowboy Chopped Salad

Serves: 4
Time: 5 minutes

• 2 cups (1 can) cannellini beans
• 2 avocados, diced
• 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 cup corn
• ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro
• 1 lime
• salt and pepper

1. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lentil Chicken Salad Sandwich

Serves: 4
Time: 10 minutes

• 2 cooked chicken breasts, diced
• 12 red grapes, halved
• 2 cups cooked brown or black lentils
• 2 tbsp chopped parsley
• ¼ cup mayo (or substitute Greek yogurt)
• 1 tsp lemon juice
• 8 slices bread (wheat recommended)

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1. Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, toss until combined.
2. Spread the mixture on four slices of bread, then top each with a remaining slice of bread.

Red Pepper Hummus

Serves: 4
Time: 5 minutes

• 2 cups chickpeas
• 1 jar roasted red peppers (pat dry)
• ¼ cup tahini
• salt and pepper


1. Combine chickpeas, roasted red peppers, and tahini in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper accordingly.
2. Serve with pita bread or chips

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