Lentil Salad with Apples

Number of Servings: 4 (393g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
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 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. granulated sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 fennel bulb, finely diced
  • 1 tart apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 8 oz. plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 (14½ oz.) cans of low-sodium Puy lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. 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 393g

Amount per serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 18g 64%
Total Sugars 13g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 43.3mg 4%
Iron 5.1mg 30%
Potassium 450mg 10%
Vitamin A 58.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 24.2mg 25%
Vitamin E 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin K 52.1mcg 45%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 0%
Niacin 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 27.2mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3mcg 10%
Chloride 34mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 50.8mg 4%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 21.1mg 6%
Zinc 0.3mg 0%
Selenium 0.4mcg 0%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
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

Low Sodium Lentils (water, Organic Lentils, Sea Salt), Fennel, Tomatoes, Apples, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Water, Basil, Thyme, Sugar, Salt, Black Pepper.

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