Black Lentil and Couscous Salad

  • coolcook Posted: 11/04/08
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    GREAT!! Had to get black lentils over the internet but it was worth it! used a little less mint, lemon juice and olive oil! Added extra cucumber. Really awesome. Served with grilled chicken.

  • AllyfromNC Posted: 11/14/08
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    Wow! This dish is outstanding for sure in our opinions as a family. We loved it! And made it over and over again, everyone was eating it up so fast. Great as lunch with the protein in it. If you can't find the black lentils, use black beans, still awesome. We will continue to make this dish again and it's affordable!!!

  • greenducks Posted: 01/24/10
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    Fresh, light, easy to make, and the leftovers hold up well. Used green lentils.

  • caitlinkav Posted: 09/09/09
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    This is my go to salad. It is absolutely fantastic. My black lentils tend to wash out, so I am going to try red next time I make it.

  • fourchases Posted: 02/12/10
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    Wonderful salad... loved the flavors, will make again and again.

  • healthybetty Posted: 07/28/10
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    Great dish! Super healthy and tons of flavor. I made it with quinoa instead of couscous to make it even healthier and it was a success. I served it with grilled chicken but even alone it would be good as a light lunch or vegetarian option.

  • skchesley Posted: 10/26/10
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    Received this recipe as cut out from my mother-in-law after she made it one day. So yummy! Sometimes we sub black beans for the lentils for a little less cooking. Also, sometimes add double the raisins for a little extra sweet and my toddlers love it! Added some fresh grated ginger one time too. Usually add a little less onion (again for the toddlers taste buds), maybe cut down to a 1/4 cup.

  • oldruth Posted: 09/25/12
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    I've made this a couple of times, and I don't fool around with the proportions much. I usually add a little extra lemon juice and if I don't have a cucumber, I add extra tomatoes. Chopped regular tomatoes are fine if you don't have cherry tomatoes. If I don't have fresh mint, I don't make it. To me, that is the dominant (and important) flavor in the dish. We had it a few days ago with Butternut Squash Gratin with Blue Cheese and Sage, also a 4-star dish. I also cut up some watermelon for dinner that night.

  • JessicaJJM Posted: 01/14/14
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    Oconomowoc, WI

    Served with Lamb Pitas for company and I thought (and my guests) it was good. Seams healthy and was a good side. I added lots more raisins to give it more sweetness. Didn't give it 5 stars only because it didn't "wow" me, just thought it was a good side choice.

  • mozahh Posted: 06/17/14
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    Love it, so refreshing and cool. I just had to add lemon juice and two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.


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