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- 1 cup dried brown lentils
- 1 medium mango or apple
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 large lemon
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
In a large pot, add lentils. Cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
Rinse, peel, and dice mango. Rinse and dice bell pepper.
If using, rinse and chop cilantro. Chop walnuts or toasted coconut.
In a large bowl, use a fork to whisk together lemon juice, oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add cooked lentils, mango, and bell pepper. Mix well. If using, stir in herbs and nuts and coconut.