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Gluten-free Friday: Lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Enjoy a lentil salad!


Lentils combine nicely with arugula and a tasty dressing for a fantastic Gluten-free Friday recipe!

 Gluten-free Friday: Lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette

Lentils are so good for you (they're packed with fiber and protein), and they're very easy to prepare. Serve them on a Gluten-free Friday, using this recipe for lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette. The combo of veggies and the peppery arugula pairs nicely with the lentils.

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Lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free Dijon mustard (or regular, gluten-free yellow mustard if you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed, sorted and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  • 8 ounces arugula

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning, as needed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Add the lentils and 2-1/2 cups of water to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer (just before it reaches boiling), then reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook for 20-25 minutes. Most of the water will be absorbed during cooking, and the lentils should be tender.
  4. Drain the lentils and return them to the pan, off the heat. Add the salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Allow the lentils to cool to room temperature in a large bowl, then add in the onion, carrot and tomato. Toss gently to mix.
  6. Evenly divide the arugula between the individual plates and top with the lentil mixture.
  7. Drizzle the vinaigrette dressing over the individual plates.

You'll love these lentils!

More Gluten-free recipes

Margherita potato pizza
Tuna and black olive pizza
Quinoa pasta with creamy vegetable sauce

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