Lentils Vinaigrette Recipe

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Iiris
Iiris February 19, 2021
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How To Make Lentils Vinaigrette

On its own, this lentils vinaigrette salad is already a great dish. If you want to take it up a notch, you can top it with smoked salmon or grilled chicken.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupslentils
  • 4cupswater
  • tspsalt
  • 7tbspolive oil,or other oils
  • 4tbspwine vinegar
  • 1red onion
  • 2carrots
  • 2ribs celery
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1cupalmonds,sliced
  • ½cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¼lbmixed salad greens,(about 8 cups)

Instructions

  1. Put the lentils in a medium saucepan with the water and salt.

  2. Bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer for about 25 minutes, partially covered, until the lentils are tender.

  4. Drain and return to the pan.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, and salt.

  6. Mix gently and set aside

  7. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat.

  8. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent.

  9. Add the carrots, celery, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of the salt.

  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

  11. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of the vinegar.

  12. Combine the cooked lentils with the vegetables.

  13. In a small frying pan, toast the almonds over moderately low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Or toast them in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes

  14. Shortly before serving, stir the almonds and parsley into the lentil mixture.

  15. Put the greens in a large glass or stainless-steel bowl and toss with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and salt.

  16. Serve the lentil mixture over the greens

Nutrition

  • Calories: 707.72kcal
  • Fat: 42.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.20g
  • Fiber: 14.54g
  • Sugar: 6.34g
  • Protein: 26.69g
  • Sodium: 1165.20mg
  • Calcium: 176.90mg
  • Potassium: 1049.94mg
  • Iron: 7.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 397.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.63mg
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