Recipe: Sweet Cranberry and Apple Lentils
It takes more than protein to keep you lean and fit. These lentils are filled with healthy fat, vitamin C, fiber, iron and selenium, which are all essential to keep your body healthy.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 15 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
9 oz steamed lentils (such as Melissa’s Steamed Lentils)
2 apples, diced
2 pears or other in-season fruits (such as peaches in the summer), diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fruit-infused balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1. In a medium bowl or dish, combine lentils, apples, pears (or alternate fruit) with cranberries and pecans.
2. Mix together oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
3. Toss dressing over the lentil mixture, and add rosemary and black pepper to taste. Serve cold.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 240; Total Fat: 14 grams; Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams; Protein: 1 gram: Carbohydrates: 31 grams; Sugar: 20 grams; Fiber: 5 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 0 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN.
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