Spicy Lentil Salad with Yogurt and Cilantro

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.

Yield: Serves: 4
Cost per Serving: $2.69
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Nutritional Information

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  • Calories: 372
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 335mg


  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • Salt
  • 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


  1. 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. 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.
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