Lentil Salad With Feta Cheese Recipe

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The kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Lentil Salad with Feta Cheese recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Arabic Food and learn how to make Lentil Salad with Feta Cheese.

This filling lentil salad boasts a bright lemon dressing. Key ingredients, like celery and feta cheese, offer great textures in the main dish salad.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups dried lentils
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
Romaine lettuce leaves (optional)

Preparation

Place lentils in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above lentils, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and set aside.

Combine lemon juice and next 5 ingredients (lemon juice through garlic) in a medium bowl; stir with a wire whisk until blended. Add lentils, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, and celery to lemon juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve on lettuce-lined plates, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
Calories: 309
Calories from fat: 26%
Fat: 8.9g
Saturated fat: 2.9g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
Protein: 19.8g
Carbohydrate: 40.5g
Fiber: 8.2g
Cholesterol: 13mg
Iron: 6.2mg
Sodium: 326mg
Calcium: 118mg

Jean Kressy, Cooking Light
APRIL 1995

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