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Tarragon-Couscous Salad

Looking for a distinctive salad recipe? Then check out this dish packed with lentils, couscous, carrots, walnuts, parsley and tarragon – a delicious side dish!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3 1/3
cups water
1/2
cup dried red lentils, sorted, rinsed
2
teaspoons olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked whole wheat couscous (from 11-oz box)
3
tablespoons olive oil
3
tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
medium carrot, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
4
medium green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon crushed dried tarragon leaves

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Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 2 cups of the water to boiling. Stir in lentils; reduce heat to low. Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until just tender. Drain; cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining 1 1/3 cups water, 2 teaspoons oil and the salt to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous lightly with fork. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons oil, the vinegar, mustard and garlic with wire whisk until blended. Stir in carrot, onions, walnuts, parsley and tarragon. Stir in lentils and couscous. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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