Recipe

Lentil Salad with Radish

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 40 minutes, 10 minutes active
Servings: 6

Lentils take center stage in Christy Morgan's recipe for a zesty radish salad with a homemade mustard vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 2 red radishes, trimmed and thinly-sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper

Preparation

  1. Sort through the lentils for stones or debris; rinse thoroughly, and drain. Add lentils and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Partially cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 30-35 minutes (or until lentils are soft when pinched between your fingers). Drain in a colander and rinse lentils briefly. Drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the tamari, mustard, syrup, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Combine the lentils, radishes, tomatoes and oregano in a medium sized bowl and mix well. Pour in the dressing, mix well and season to taste.

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with stuffed grape leaves and baked pita chips, or scooped into a pocket bread with a little hummus or baba ganouj and/or a squeeze of lemon.

Tips & Notes

Christy Morgan gives us a tour of quick-cooking, nutritious legumes and how to use them. Lentils take center stage in Christy's recipe for a crunchy, zesty lentil salad with radish.

Nutritional Information

359 Calories, 2 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 136 mg. sodium, 63 g. carbohydrate, 12 g. fiber, 26 g. protein