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Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by liamila

Makes 6 servings



1 cup lentilles du Puy* (French green lentils) or brown lentils 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup couscous 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup olive oil (preferably extra-virgin) 1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves 1 bunch arugula, stems discarded and leaves washed well, spun dry, and chopped 2 cups vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 pound feta, crumbled (about 1 cup) Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mediterranean-Couscous-and-Lentil-Salad-13106#ixzz22n6WeyXU

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad

1 cup Lentils
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup couscous
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup arugula
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 pound feta

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad

  1. In a small saucepan simmer lentils in water to cover by 2 inches until tender but not falling apart, 15 to 20 minutes, and drain well. Transfer hot lentils to a bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Cool lentils completely, stirring occasionally.

  2. In a saucepan bring water to a boil and add couscous and salt. Remove pan from heat and let couscous stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and cool completely, stirring occasionally.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together garlic paste, remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir lentils and dressing into couscous. Chill salad, covered, at least 3 hours and up to 24.

  4. Just before serving, stir in remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mediterranean-Couscous-and-Lentil-Salad-13106#ixzz22n6ZVSb8

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Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 195.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
292
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.8g
20%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Sodium
515mg
21%
Potassium
226mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
38.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
8.6g
34%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
12.5g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 13% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
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