Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad Recipe

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Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad

Firm, earthy-tasting French green lentils hold their own in this salad.

  • 1 cup French green lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 4 cups arugula leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add lentils. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Transfer to bowl, and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour 1-1/4 cups boiling water over couscous in large bowl. Stir in salt, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork, and stir in 2 teaspoon oil. Cool.
  • Whisk together garlic paste, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and mint in small bowl. Stir dressing and lentils into couscous.
  • Just before serving, add arugula, tomatoes and feta.
Nutrition Facts
  • Calories 257, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 6 mg, Sodium 309 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Fiber 10 g, Protein 11 g, Sugars 3 g
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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