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warm winter salad
Vegan Warm Winter Salad with Rice and Cilantro Tahini Sauce {GF} + a 0 Amazon Giveaway
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A 9 ingredient vegan warm winter salad with rice, a lentil trio, aurgula, and almonds. All coated in a rich and velvety creamy cilantro tahini dressing. Ready in 45 minutes. Make a big batch and eat for days. Gluten Free too.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, gluten free, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 417 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 cup red rice
  • 1 cup sprouted lentil trio I used TruRoots Sprouted Lentil Trio with green, brown and black lentils, but you could use any other lentils
  • 3 ounces arugula
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1 large clove
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Cook lentils according to package directions. Drain lentils when cooked and set aside.
  3. In a blender combine sauce ingredients, tahini, cilantro, garlic, coconut milk, water and olive oil. Blend until smooth, adding more water if needed to reach a desired consistency.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooked rice, lentils, and arugula. Mix. Top with sliced almonds and cilantro tahini sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Warm Winter Salad with Rice and Cilantro Tahini Sauce {GF} + a 0 Amazon Giveaway
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.