Couscous, Lentil & Arugula Salad with Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Number of Servings: 4 (544g)
Prep Time: 15 min.
Couscous, Lentil & Arugula Salad with Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Lemon brightens the flavor of everything and works very nicely here with the arugula. Lentils and couscous are a filling combination that hold up well with the dressing, making this a great option for lunch.

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:

    • ½ cup olive oil
    • ½ cup lemon juice
    • ½ cup red-wine vinegar
    • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • Pepper to taste

    Salad:

    • 1¼ cup vegetable broth
    • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
    • 4 cups arugula or mixed salad greens
    • 1 cup French lentils, cooked and cooled
    • 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Add couscous, cover, remove from the heat and let stand until the liquid is absorbed (5 minutes).
  2. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Toss arugula with ¼ cup of the vinaigrette in a large bowl, then divide among four plates.
  4. Toss the couscous and lentils with another ¼ cup of vinaigrette. Divide the mixture among the plates. Top each salad with cucumber, tomatoes, and feta.
  5. Drizzle each salad with 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 544g

Amount per serving
Calories 675
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.5g
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 890mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 27g
Protein 22g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 196.3mg 15%
Iron 4.7mg 25%
Potassium 740mg 15%
Vitamin A 145.4mcg 15%
Vitamin C 25.7mcg 30%
Vitamin E 4.7mg 30%
Vitamin K 55.6mcg 45%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 7mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 289.4mcg 72%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 2.7mcg 10%
Chloride 463mg 20%
Pantothenate 2.1mg 40%
Phosphorus 313mg 25%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 72.6mg 15%
Zinc 2.8mg 25%
Selenium 3.4mcg 6%
Copper 0.6mg 60%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 23.1mcg 50%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Onion, Organic Celery, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Savory Leaf, Organic Ground Bay Leaf), Lentils, Couscous (100% Durum Wheat Semolina), Cucumber, Tomatoes, Lemon Juice, Red Wine Vinegar, Arugula, Olive Oil, Feta Cheese (milk, Salt, Enzymes, Cheese Cultures), Dijon Mustard (water, Mustard Seed, Mustard Flour, Vinegar, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tumeric, Spices), Garlic, Salt.

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