Steamed lentils mixed with a chimichurri sauce. This recipe, I discovered, is quite good in many ways. It is a favorite in our home on baked Yukon gold potatoes or stuffed in a whole wheat pita with sliced cucumbers. You will most likely find a favorite way to enjoy this healthy, high-fiber salad.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Chimichurri Sauce:

Directions

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add lentils, cover, and steam, adding more water as needed, until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer cooked lentils to a serving bowl.

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  • Blend oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt in a blender until well incorporated. Add parsley and cilantro; pulse only long enough to incorporate the herbs.

  • Drizzle 3 tablespoons chimichurri sauce over lentils; add feta cheese to salad. Toss to evenly coat. Store remaining sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the chimichurri sauce ingredients. The actual amount of chimichurri sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

431 calories; 29.2 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 30.2 g carbohydrates; 13.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2015
I'm surprised... I'm not a big fan of lentils (my Italian hubby is though) and I really liked this! I scaled this back to 1 serving as I had exactly 2 oz. of lentils to use up. I also used Argentinean Chimichurri (recipe also on this site) that I had left over from a cookout last weekend. I took the submitter's advice and served this with sliced cucumbers and grilled naan (as I didn't have any whole wheat pita bread). It made for a nice healthy lunch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2015
I'm surprised... I'm not a big fan of lentils (my Italian hubby is though) and I really liked this! I scaled this back to 1 serving as I had exactly 2 oz. of lentils to use up. I also used Argentinean Chimichurri (recipe also on this site) that I had left over from a cookout last weekend. I took the submitter's advice and served this with sliced cucumbers and grilled naan (as I didn't have any whole wheat pita bread). It made for a nice healthy lunch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2015
I'm surprised... I'm not a big fan of lentils (my Italian hubby is though) and I really liked this! I scaled this back to 1 serving as I had exactly 2 oz. of lentils to use up. I also used Argentinean Chimichurri (recipe also on this site) that I had left over from a cookout last weekend. I took the submitter's advice and served this with sliced cucumbers and grilled naan (as I didn't have any whole wheat pita bread). It made for a nice healthy lunch! Read More
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