Lentil and Couscous Salad with Arugula

Lentil and Couscous Salad with Arugula

Serves 6

Add diced grilled chicken breast or seasoned tempeh to make this salad a complete meal.

Ingredients: 
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or regular couscous
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (about 2 ounces) packed baby arugula leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method: 

Put lentils and 3 cups water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender but not falling apart, about 15 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain again.

Meanwhile, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small pot then pour over couscous in a large, heatproof bowl, cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Uncover, add oil and fluff with a fork. Set aside to let cool, then add cooked lentils, arugula and tomatoes and toss gently to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk together pesto, vinegar, salt and pepper. Just before serving, drizzle pesto mixture over salad and toss to coat.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:230 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 10g protein
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