Photographer: Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro cooking; here they combine in a quick and easy salad. For the best presentation, flake the salmon with a fork, then stir gently into the salad to keep it in chunks, not tiny bits.
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed, or 3 cups cooked brown or green lentils (see Tip)
- 2 7-ounce cans salmon, drained and flaked, or 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon
- Whisk lemon juice, dill, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Add bell pepper, cucumber, onion, lentils and salmon; toss to coat.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Per serving: 354 calories; 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 12g mono unsaturated fat); 31 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 9 g fiber; 194 mg sodium; 743 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Folate (49% dv), Selenium (40% dv), Iron (25% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Calcium (20% dv).
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Heart Healthy
- High Calcium
- High Potassium
- Low Sodium
- Low Cholesterol
- Low Sat Fat
- High Fiber
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- No Cook
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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