Lentil Salad with Apples

Number of Servings: 4 (315 G)
Prep Time: (Marinate Time: 30 Minutes) 10 Minutes
Lentil Salad with Apples

This make-ahead salad is better if allowed to marinate for a bit so that all the flavors develop.  It’s worth the wait. If you can’t find canned Puy lentils (more info on types of lentils here), don’t be afraid to buy them dry and cook them yourself. The extra twenty minutes are worth the wait in order to get the best texture. If you like a more robust flavor in your dressing, don’t be afraid to double-down on the vinegar. A little extra balsamic or sherry vinegar are fantastic with the apples in this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 T. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 t. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 t. kosher salt
  • 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. water
  • 1 fennel bulb, finely diced
  • 1 tart apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 8 oz. plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounces) cans of low-sodium Puy lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 T. fresh thyme
  • 2 T. fresh basil

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until the sugar dissolves.

2. Add in the olive oil, and whisk until emulsified. Add the water, and whisk to loosen.

3. Add the fennel, apple, and tomatoes, toss to combine, and allow to sit in the vinaigrette for 15 minutes.

4. Add the lentils and fresh herbs and allow to sit another 15 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 315G

Amount per serving
Calories 570
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 17.5g 64%
Total Sugars 13g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 65g
Protein 33g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 87.9mg 6%
Iron 9.2mg 50%
Potassium 1310mg 30%
Vitamin A 60.7mcg 6%
Vitamin C 24.3mcg 25%
Vitamin E 2.4mg 15%
Vitamin K 58.5mcg 50%
Thiamin 1.2mg 100%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 8.9mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 638.2mcg 160%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3mcg 10%
Chloride 34mg 2%
Pantothenate 3mg 60%
Phosphorus 409.3mg 35%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 81.1mg 20%
Zinc 4.4mg 35%
Selenium 0.6mcg 2%
Copper 1.1mg 120%
Manganese 2mg 90%
Chromium 1mcg 2%
Molybdenum 5.8mcg 15%

* 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

Lentils, Fennel, Tomatoes, Apples, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Water, Basil, Thyme, Sugar, Salt, Black Pepper.

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