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    Mediterranean Lentil Salad

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    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    20 mins

    30 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    I like this salad chilled and served on a bed of lettuce.

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    Ingredients:

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    Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse the lentils thoroughly.
    2. 2
      Add lentils, water, bay leaves, thyme, and garlic to a medium saucepan; bring the mixture to boil.
    3. 3
      Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, add the sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water to cover; set aside.
    5. 5
      In a large bowl, add the celery, bell peppers, onions, and parsley.
    6. 6
      In another smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.
    7. 7
      When the sun-dried tomatoes are softened, drain them, mince them and add to the vegetables.
    8. 8
      Drain the lentils, discarding the bay leaves.
    9. 9
      Add the lentils and dressing to the vegetables; toss to coat.
    10. 10
      Serve immediately or cover, chill and serve later.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 19, 2014

      55

      This is an excellent salad for people, and I am one of them, who like the licoricey flavor of fennel, and also are very fond of parsley. I made the dressing as given here, and cooked the lentils (brown ones) according to the recipe. I did make a few additions and substitutions in the vegetables - green onion for the red, and daikon instead of celery. I also added thinly sliced cucumber and a fresh tomato. I found a few hours in the fridge made the flavor even better, with the flavors mixing and mellowing. Thank you very much for sharing another fine recipe with us.

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    • on April 03, 2012

      45

      a very nice salad, i had to use a green pepper instead of red, yellow instead of red onion, and used my own dressing (it was the same but had a little honey in it). I will deffinetly make this again. Even my legume hating 6 y/o son liked it!

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    • on August 28, 2007

      55

      awesome on a bed of lettuce! made it 2 days in a row, and continue to keep making it every few days. As I'm dieting and this is a great filling entree on a bed of lettuce. Very tasty!!! So happy I tried it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Lentil Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (370 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 361.9
     
    Calories from Fat 170
    47%
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 135.8 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.2 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 16.5 g
    66%
    Sugars 4.1 g
    16%
    Protein 13.8 g
    27%

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