Healthy Lentil Couscous Salad – The easy meal accompaniment

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Lentil Couscous salad is a simple and healthy dish which makes a quick accompaniment to your favourite main or a delicious light meal in its own right. 

Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

I shared a recipe for Cajun Chicken a few days ago and served the chicken sitting on a bed of Lentil Couscous salad.  The zesty lemon dressing in this salad makes it the perfect pairing for chicken or salad.

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Grainy Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

Julie Carlyle
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Australian, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 45 g continental parsley
  • 85 g red onion quartered
  • 60 g flaked almonds
  • 100 g wholegrain couscous
  • 400 g brown lentils Can (drained weight 240g approx)
  • 2 lemon juice only
  • 150 g Campbells Real vegetable stock liquid
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice *optional
  • 50 g sultanas *optional

Instructions
 

  • Add 45gm parsley to TM bowl. Turbo 1 sec.
  • Scrape down the bowl. Repeat Turbo .5 sec.
  • Remove parsley and reserve in a large serving bowl.
  • Add 85gm red onion 1/4 Turbo .5 sec. Reserve in the bowl with the parsley
  • Without cleaning the TM bowl add vegetable stock and Chinese 5 spice to the TM bowl. Heat 5min/Varoma/Speed 2.
  • Meanwhile, add the drained lentils and flaked almonds to the reserved parsley and onion.
  • Place the couscous and sultanas in a separate bowl together and add lemon juice.
  • Add the heated vegetable stock to the bowl of couscous. Stir and set aside.
  • Once all the fluid has been absorbed into the couscous stir. 
  • Add the couscous to the salad and lightly toss all the ingredients together. Refrigerate the salad and serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 22gFat: 6gSodium: 108mgPotassium: 883mgFiber: 24gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 23.9mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 6.3mg
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The recipe uses whole grains which are high in fibre and low in fat meaning this salad will give you a sustained satisfied feeling between meals. Each serving contains a huge 24gms of fibre!

Healthy Wholegrain Salad

Healthy Wholegrain Salad

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