Spicy Lentil Salad with Yogurt and Cilantro

Spicy Lentil Salad with Yogurt and CilantroRecipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
For a healthy, meatless weeknight dinner, serve Spicy Lentil Salad with Yogurt and Cilantro. Fresh flavors abound in this protein-rich dish.
Serves: 4

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1 cup lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 1/3 cups plain Greek yogurt (not nonfat)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
10 cup salad greens
1 medium tomato, sliced
1 small cucumber, sliced, optional


Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 26 Minutes

1. Put lentils in a pan, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover with 1 inch cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until lentils are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool.

2. Add yogurt, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, cilantro, garlic, cumin and cayenne. Gently stir and season with salt. Divide greens among 4 plates; mound lentils in center. Place tomatoes (and cucumbers, if desired) on the side and drizzle remaining olive oil over all. Serve immediately.

Created date

April 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 372
Fat 15 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 18 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 335 mg