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Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Susan Vajaranant Photo by: Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Susan Vajaranant

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Lightly dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, Mediterranean Lentil Salad is a healthy meatless option for dinner.

All You JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.66

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 489
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Sodium: 835mg
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