Lentil Salad with a Persian Twist

Lentil Salad with a Persian Twist

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NOOSH 1

"A refreshing salad made with diced vegetables and lentils, perfect for a side dish or on its own. To add more freshness, add chopped mint to the salad."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 159 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine lentils, onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers together in a bowl. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl. Pour dressing over lentil mixture; stir to coat. Chill in refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
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LilSnoo
2/27/2013

A very tasty salad. I LOVE persian food and I love lentils, so I was excited to try this combo. I went with NOOSH's suggestion to add fresh mint. I wasn't sure how much to add so at first I minced about 7-8 mint leaves. It gave just a slight hint of flavor (barely noticeable), so I added another 7-8 leaves and it was perfect! I highly recommend this addition. It gives the salad such a fresh flavor. I have a hard time getting hubby to eat any sort of salad, and with his first bite he said WOW, this is really good! The only change I made was to use way less red onion than called for. I ended up using about 1/4 onion, since most red onions are huge. Thanks for the recipe NOOSH!

Sherillynn
8/3/2014

Excellent use of fresh cucumbers from my garden. Next time, I might add garbanzo beans and some kalamata olives to it for a little more flair. Nice summer salad. Thanks!

Marcia
7/27/2014

Excellent! I have to admit to a couple of changes due to dietary requirements. I did not use canned lentils..I cooked my own to the tenderness I prefer and I used scallions instead of red onions. This is a perfect summer salad..great for picnics and suitable for a vegan or gluten free diet..I will make this again and again.. maybe trying different salad dressings each time.. I'm a bit adventuresome..