Italian Lentil Spinach Salad

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Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal

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@2sweetinc

Keeping it on the lighter healthier side, I put together this wonderful tasty salad. Very satisfying. Makes a great side, or main dish.
This is a different salad to bring to Your next cookout.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 or more
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    green lentils
  • 2
    scallions chopped
  • 1
    english cucumber chopped
  • 1 c
    red grapes halved
  • 1
    pepper chopped (used half red half yellow)
  • 1/2 c
    sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/3 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • ·
    fresh lemon thyme, oregano and basil
  • 3=4 c
    fresh spinach

How to Make Italian Lentil Spinach Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil, add rinsed lentils. Cook until tender 18-20min. Stirring occasionally.
    Drain & let cool for 5 min.
  2. Add cucumber, grapes, green onions, chopped peppers and sunflower seeds.
    Make vinaigrette. Whisk olive oil to fresh lemon juice & vinegar, season with S&P.(I added a dash of sriracha for added spice)
    Pour over vegetables, mix.
  3. Add spinach and toss. Serve topped with fresh herbs and a lemon wedge. The extra splash of lemon juice makes this recipe pop!

    Can be served on top of spinach or other fresh greens. For special treat add Bacon!!!!
    Great side or healthy filling main dish.

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About Italian Lentil Spinach Salad

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy




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