Waldorf Lentil Salad Recipe
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Waldorf Lentil Salad Recipe

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Here's a delicious way to get fiber-rich lentils into your diet. "This salad includes something I discovered years ago: a touch of ground cloves," notes Lily Julow of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "It does amazing things for lentils!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 2 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 409 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 18g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring lentils and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt, allspice, cloves and pepper until blended. Stir in apple and celery.
  2. Drain and rinse lentils in cold water. Gently stir into apple mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve on lettuce leaves; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Waldorf Lentil Salad in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009 , p35

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gpugsley User ID: 2499928 176483
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"This is one of my standards. I make it fairly often. Tasty and healthy and easy."

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