Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Lightly dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, Mediterranean Lentil Salad is a healthy meatless option for dinner.

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 489
Fat 30 g
Satfat 11 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 15 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Sodium 835 mg

Ingredients

1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
6 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Preparation

1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add lentils and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low, then simmer until lentils are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a strainer and place in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add tomatoes, olives, basil, olive oil and lemon juice to bowl and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with goat cheese and serve warm.

Note:

June 2012
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