Couscous, Lentil & Arugula Salad with Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Couscous, Lentil & Arugula Salad with Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 468.6
  • Total Fat: 21.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.1 mg
  • Sodium: 603.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Couscous, Lentil & Arugula Salad with Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette calories by ingredient


Number of Servings: 2


    3 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4cup lemon juice
    1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
    1/8 cup Dijon mustard
    2 small cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    2/3 cups vegetable broth, or water
    0.5 cup whole-wheat couscous
    1 1/4 cups water
    0.5 cup French green lentils, or brown lentils, rinsed
    2 cups arugula, any tough stems removed, or mixed salad greens
    1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
    0.5 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


To prepare vinaigrette: Combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and garlic in a blender, a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a medium bowl. Blend, shake or whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
To prepare salad: Bring 1 1/4 cups broth (or water) to a boil in a small saucepan. Add couscous, cover, remove from the heat and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Combine 2 1/2 cups water and lentils in another saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until just tender, 15 to 25 minutes. (Green lentils will be done sooner than brown lentils.) Be careful not to overcook the lentils or they will fall apart in the salad. Drain any excess water and let cool for about 10 minutes.
If arugula leaves are large, tear into bite-size pieces. Toss arugula (or greens) with 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette in a large bowl, then divide among 4 large plates. In the same bowl, toss the couscous and lentils with another 1/4 cup vinaigrette; divide the mixture among the plates. Top each salad with cucumber, tomatoes and feta and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1 cup vinaigrette for up to 1 week.)

Serving Size: 2 servings

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKHEBA.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |