10-Day Cleanse: Recipes (5-7)

Here are the recipes you’ll need for days 5-7 of my moderate cleanse. The hummus is super yummy (and pink!) and the Lentil salad is super hearty–especially compared to the rabbit food of days 1-4. Enjoy! (Oh, and pictures to come!)

 

Two-Bean Garlic Hummus

  • 1 ½ cups pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ tbs coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper flakes
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup water (or more if needed to blend)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. This will keep well in the fridge for up to a week. You may need to add a dash more lemon juice right before serving to brighten it up a bit and bring out all the flavors.

Lentil Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing

  • 1/2 lb dried lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • sun dried tomato dressing (see below)
  • 1 small container grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded basil

How to make it:

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add lentils. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes until lentils are tender but not falling apart.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, prepare your Sun Dried Tomato Dressing but combining all ingredients (below) in a food processor and blending until smooth.
  3. Remove lentils from heat and strain.
  4. In a large bowl, pour dressing over lentils and coat evenly. Mix in your diced cucumber, red bell pepper, and shallot.
  5. When ready to serve, mix in your grape tomatoes and shredded basil (I like to keep this separate until I plate so they stay fresh and don’t make the salad mushy).

Sun Dried Tomato Dressing:

  • 10-12 sun dried tomato halves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

1 Comment

  1. I will definitely try these.