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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.7
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 17.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Red Lentil and Brown Rice Salad

Submitted by: SUSYSULLIVAN

Introduction

This is very filling and filled with flavor, great for lunch or at a picnic. The dressing is yogurt based so you don't have to worry about spoilage This is very filling and filled with flavor, great for lunch or at a picnic. The dressing is yogurt based so you don't have to worry about spoilage
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    100 grams. uncooked red lentils (masoor dhal)
    2 granny smith apples, grated or finely diced
    juice of 1 fresh lemon
    4 C. precooked brown rice
    1/2 C. raisins
    1/2 C. unsalted shelled peanuts (opt.) or other nuts
    1/2 C. unsalted (hulled) sunflower seeds
    1/2 C. unsweetened shredded coconut
    1 T. grated fresh ginger root (peel first)

    dressing:

    1 C. plain yogurt
    2 T. (good quality) curry powder, to taste
    1 T. brown sugar, to taste
    4 T. tahini
    In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. Dressing should be tart, go easy on the brown sugar.

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Directions

Thoroughly rinse and drain lentils.

In a small saucepan, combine lentils with enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 5-10 minutes, just until water is absorbed (donít overcook or lentils will become mushy). Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

If you like take the nuts, seeds raisins and coconut and toast before blending.

In a large bowl, sprinkle apple with lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

Just before serving, drizzle each serving with Curry Yogurt Dressing place all dressing ingredients In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
Adjust seasonings to taste. Dressing should be tart, go easy on the brown sugar.

Makes 16 3/4 cup servings

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUSYSULLIVAN.






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  • Yum! This is just a combination of flavors I would have never combined together, but they work well. I also mixed in the dressing together and divided it into individual servings for lunches so I don't have to deal with a separate container for the dressing - and it works well. - 3/27/11

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  • Delicious! I was looking for a nice red lentil salad and my family liked this very much. - 9/24/09

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