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Lentil Salad with Apples

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  • Servings:

    4 (315 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    0 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


This make-ahead salad is better if allowed to marinate for a bit so that all the flavors develop.  It's worth the wait. If you can't find canned Puy lentils (), don't be afraid to buy them dry and cook them yourself. The extra twenty minutes are worth the wait in order to get the best texture. If you like a more robust flavor in your dressing, don't be afraid to double-down on the vinegar. A little extra balsamic or sherry vinegar are fantastic with the apples in this dish.
1 T. cider vinegar
1/4 t. granulated sugar
1/8 t. kosher salt
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 T. olive oil
1 T. water
1 fennel bulb, finely diced
1 tart apple, peeled and finely diced
8 oz. plum tomatoes, finely diced
2 (14.5-ounces) cans of low-sodium Puy lentils, drained and rinsed
1 T. fresh thyme
2 T. fresh basil
Lentil Salad with Apples


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until the sugar dissolves.2. Add in the olive oil, and whisk until emulsified. Add the water, and whisk to loosen.3. Add the fennel, apple, and tomatoes, toss to combine, and allow to sit in the vinaigrette for 15 minutes.4. Add the lentils and fresh herbs and allow to sit another 15 minutes. Serve.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (315 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 569 kcal (28%)
Calories from Fat 77 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 9 g (13%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (6%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 115 mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrates 96 g (32%)
Dietary Fiber 18 g (70%)
Protein 33 g (55%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 24 mg (27%)
Calcium 88 mg (7%)
Iron 9 mg (51%)