Warm Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Number of Servings: 6 (126 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min.

French (green or LePuy) lentils have the firmest texture for pairing with the softness of sweet potato. Textural variety is key in making lentil dishes a pleasure to eat.


  • 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 lb.)
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1½ Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • ¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. Prick each potato several times with a skewer or the tines of a fork, then place in the oven on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Bake until the juices ooze a bit out of the pricked holes and the sweet potato is soft (45-90 minutes). Let cool for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the lentils: Place them in a 3-4-quart pot; add enough water to cover 1-2″ above the lentils. Place the pot over medium heat and cover with the lid ajar. When the water starts to boil, adjust the heat so the water stays at a low boil. Cook until the lentils are tender but not falling apart (about 25 minutes). Drain.
  4. Whisk together the vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, nutmeg, and chives to taste in a large bowl. Slowly add the oil, whisking to incorporate. Add the lentils to the dressing.
  5. Carefully discard the sweet potato skin(s). Cut the flesh into 1/2″ chunks; transfer to the bowl with the lentils. Gently toss to coat evenly with the dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 126 g

Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 40.4mg 4%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 490mg 10%
Vitamin A 539.1mcg 60%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 4%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 9.2mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 2.8mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 162.7mcg 41%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 126.6mg 10%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 35.8mg 8%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 0.5mcg 2%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.8mcg 8%

* 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.


Sweet Potatoes, Lentils, Olive Oil, Maple Syrup, Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard (water, Organic Mustard Seeds, Organic Vinegar, Salt, Organic Turmeric, Organic Spices), Chives, Ground Nutmeg.

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