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Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad

Here's a hearty and tasty salad. Whip it up in a hurry. Eat at leisure.
  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 5 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min

Details

INGREDIENTS

    Salad

    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 cup red lentils
    • 1 cup California golden raisins
    • 1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
    • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
    • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

    Dressing

    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Freshly ground pepper; to taste

    PROCEDURE

    Posted August 11, 2011 by Melinda
    Here's a hearty and tasty salad. Whip it up in a hurry. Eat at leisure.

    • Prep Time :
      15 min
    • Cook Time :
      5 min
    • Ready Time :
      20 min

    Servings

    8

    Ingredients

      Salad

      • 1 1/2 cups water
      • 1 cup red lentils
      • 1 cup California golden raisins
      • 1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
      • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
      • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

      Dressing

      • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
      • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
      • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
      • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • Freshly ground pepper; to taste

      Directions

      Combine water and lentils in a large microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain well; transfer to a medium-size salad bowl with raisins, bell pepper and green onions. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl; drizzle over lentils and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionlly. Stir in pecans just before serving.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 230 (32% from fat); Total Fat 9g (sat 1g, mono 6g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 34g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 17g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 160mg; Calcium 40mg; Potassium 393mg

      This recipe is found in the following categories:

      Special Diet

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