Early Vegetable and Lentil Salad

  • ½ cup lentils, washed
  • 1 15oz. can sliced potatoes
  • ½ pound or 1 16 oz. can asparagus
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 15oz. can corn, drained
  • 2 large carrots, shredded


  • 1 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/3-cup olive oil

Boil 1 cup water, add lentils, cook 20 minutes over low heat until tender; drain. If fresh asparagus cut off bottom 2 inches, rinse in cold water (if canned, drain). Steam with peas and corn for 3 minutes. Remove and run under cold water, drain. Whisk together dressing ingredients then combine with all vegetables.

Makes 6, 1 cup servings.

Per Serving: 179 calories; 6gm protein, 5gm fat, 36gm carbohydrate; 73mg sodium, 6g fiber.

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