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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Lentil Couscous Salad
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
Author: Julie Carlyle
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
  1. Add 45gm parsley to TM bowl. Turbo 1 sec.

  2. Scrape down the bowl. Repeat Turbo .5 sec.

  3. Remove parsley and reserve in a large serving bowl.

  4. Add 85gm red onion 1/4 Turbo .5 sec. Reserve in the bowl with the parsley

  5. Without cleaning the TM bowl add vegetable stock and Chinese 5 spice to the TM bowl. Heat 5min/Varoma/Speed 2.

  6. Meanwhile, add the drained lentils and flaked almonds to the reserved parsley and onion.

  7. Place the couscous and sultanas in a separate bowl together and add lemon juice.

  8. Add the heated vegetable stock to the bowl of couscous. Stir and set aside.

  9. Once all the fluid has been absorbed into the couscous stir. 

  10. Add the couscous to the salad and lightly toss all the ingredients together. Refrigerate the salad and serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 883mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 24g 96%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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