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Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

Summer 2004, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Does not work with canned salmon... rather bland. I would try it again with grilled salmon but I can't usually afford salmon filets. "
Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 354 calories; 18 g fat (3 g sat, 12 g mono); 31 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 9 g fiber; 194 mg sodium; 743 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Folate (49% dv), Selenium (40% dv), Iron (25% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Calcium (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat



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