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French Lentil Salad with Feta & Cranberries

Al dente French lentils make for a perfect light salad. Try it warm or chilled. It's a great dish to take along on a picnic.
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 1319kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups French green lentils
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB + 1 tsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp fresh tarragon minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup thin sliced celery
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta
  • 4 scallions chopped (white & light green sections only ~1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Rinse and sort lentils, removing any debris. Place in a large saucepan and cover by a few inches with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer ~ 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well and cool.
  • Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, tarragon, mustard, salt, and pepper and pour over lentils. Stir well. Fold in celery, feta, cranberries, and scallions.

Nutrition

Calories: 1319kcal | Carbohydrates: 156g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 3739mg | Potassium: 2210mg | Fiber: 43g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 28.1% | Vitamin C: 23.3% | Calcium: 72% | Iron: 98.5%

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