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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.7
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
  • Sodium: 249.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Meditteranean Lentil Salad

Submitted by: KLYNN12566
Meditteranean Lentil Salad

Introduction

Nice high protein vegetarian dish Nice high protein vegetarian dish
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup chopped red onion, plus 1 1-inch thick slice (for cooking water)
    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus 3 parsley sprigs (for cooking water)
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
    1 cup halved cherry (or grape) tomatoes
    1/2 cup diced cucumber
    1/2 cup feta cheese, divided
    salt and pepper to taste
    For the balsamic vinaigrette:
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon water
    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

COOK LENTILS: Add 2 1/2 cups of water to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add onion, parsley sprigs and minced garlic and bring to a boil. Stir in lentils, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook uncovered until lentils are tender (about 20-25 minutes). Drain and discard onion and parsley.
MAKE VINAIGRETTE: In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, water, vinegar, mustard and garlic until combined. Pour into a sauce pan (I just used the same pan used to cook the lentils) and heat on low until just warmed (do not boil).
ASSEMBLE: Place warm lentils in a serving bowl. Add cucumber, tomatoes, chopped parsley, 1/4 cup feta and warm vinaigrette and toss to combine. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup feta and serve.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KLYNN12566.





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  • Nice healthy side dish. Thanks for sharing. - 2/17/14

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  • This is super good! Perfect as a light meal or I used it as a side salad also. It was very easy to make too. I'm definitely keeping this one! - 12/29/13

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