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Lentil Chicken Salad

 Lentil Chicken Salad
A great way to use lentils is in this satisfying salad. Besides the combination of textures, the tasty ingredients blend well with the creamy dressing. It merited a blue ribbon and praise from all the tasters at our church fair.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl,
  • combine the mayonnaise, salsa, onions and lemon juice. Pour over
  • salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 435 calories, 38 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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