The sign of a good salad in our house? We skip the plate altogether and with a fork in hand, go right for the Tupperware container in the fridge. Normally, this style of eating might get you in trouble, but luckily for us, this salad is full of healthy ingredients!Balsamic Lentil Salad
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 8 servings
- 3 ½ cups cooked lentils
- 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 cucumber, diced
- ¼ red onion or shallot, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ clove garlic, chopped
- Dash of salt and pepper
1. In a large bowl, combine the lentils, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, and parsley.
2.Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Alternatively, you can whisk the ingredients together in a bowl.
3.Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
Serving size: about 2/3 cup[br]Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com[br]Calories: 124 Fat: 1.3g Carb: 20.6g Fiber: 7.5g Protein: 8.3g Sugar 3.7g Sodium: 217mg
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