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------Lentils are very versatile and packed with protein and fiber. This is delicious served over baby spinach or mixed greens. Developed for RSC #9.------
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- 1 cup dried brown lentils
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 medium white onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup kalamata olive, chopped
- 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced
- 2 medium roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 medium carrot, scrubbed and shredded
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano (Greek if you have it.)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 10 ounces Baby Spinach
- 1Sort and wash lentils, place in a pan with bay leaf, cinnamon stick and stock.
- 2Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain, discarding the bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
- 3While the lentils are cooking, place the minced garlic and onion in a small skillet adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of the lentil cooking liquid; cook the onions and garlic until soft and lightly browned.
- 4Place the lentils in a large bowl adding the olives through parsley; stir in cooked onion and garlic.
- 5Combine the fennel seeds, oregano and red pepper flakes, crushing to release the flavors; add to the lentil mixture.
- 6Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil.
- 7Add feta cheese and mix to combine, season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 8Chill for several hours before serving.
- 9Divide the salad greens among chilled plates and top with lentil salad mixiture.
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Nutritional Facts for Baby Spinach and Lentil Salad
Serving Size: 1 (118 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 219.4
- Calories from Fat 75
- Total Fat 8.4 g
- Saturated Fat 2.6 g
- Cholesterol 11.1 mg
- Sodium 226.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
- Sugars 3.0 g
- Protein 12.0 g
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