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Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe

Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

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

  • 1. 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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.