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Waldorf Lentil Salad Recipe

Waldorf Lentil Salad Recipe

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 Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Florida. "It does amazing things for lentils!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 409 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 18 g fiber, 17 g protein.