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This is one of my favorite fresh summer salads. The lentils add a nice smoky flavor to the spicy onion, basil, and sweet balsamic vinegar. This is delicious served hot or cold and is a very satisfying vegan main dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and lentils in a large pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently until lentils are tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain excess liquid and transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Stir cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, and basil into lentils. Dress with balsamic vinegar.

Cook's Note:

You can also use pre-cooked lentils if you find them at a supermarket (such as Trader Joe's(R)).

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 30.7g 61% DV; carbohydrates 76.9g 25% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 30.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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