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Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

By Published On: June 17th, 2013

Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


Low cholesterol | Low saturated fat | Low sodium | Heart healthy | High calcium | High fiber | High potassium | Gluten free |

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1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup diced seedless cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed, or 3 cups cooked brown or green lentils (see Tip)
2 7-ounce cans salmon , drained and flaked, or 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon


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Whisk lemon juice, dill, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Add bell pepper, cucumber, onion, lentils and salmon; toss to coat.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.


Per serving: 354 calories; 18 g fat ( 3 g sat , 12 g mono ); 31 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 9 g fiber; 194 mg sodium; 743 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Folate (49% dv), Selenium (40% dv), Iron (25% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Calcium (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/