Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

After hogging on these yummy cookies, I think it's time for something healthy, yet festive and delicious. This brown lentil salad is very easy to make and will make a great item for a holiday menu or even for potlucks. You can adapt the recipe and add nuts or cheese (feta would be excellent) to make it even more holiday worthy.

The recipe is slightly sweet and tart with the agave & dried cranberries and crunchy with the toasted walnuts. Dish can be served at room temperature or chilled, which is perfect for a make ahead menu.

Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

Here's how I made it:

After hogging on these yummy cookies, I think it's time for something healthy, yet festive and delicious. This brown lentil salad is very easy to make and will make a great item for a holiday menu or even for potlucks. You can adapt the recipe and add nuts or cheese (feta would be excellent) to make...

Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

Summary

Rate it!0050
  • Coursesalad
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield2~3 Serving s 2~3 Serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Brown Lentils
1cup
Walnuts
½cup
Dried Cranberries
½cup
For the Dressing:
Oil (use a mild or non-tasting oil like vegetable or canola or grapeseed)
3tbsps
Lemon juice
3tsp
Agave Nectar (Use honey for a non-vegan version)
2tsps
Parsley (or Cilantro) - finely chopped
1tbsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Cook lentils in 4 cups of water as per package instructions (bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are tender). Take care not to make them mushy. Drain the excess water and set the lentils aside to cool slightly.
  2. Make the dressing: Whisk all the ingredients for dressing in a small bowl. 
  3. Pour dressing on the lentils along with walnuts and cranberries. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

Lets see what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for Day 2 of BM# 11.

Lentil Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts
Similar Posts