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Mediterranean Lentil Salad with Toasted Almonds

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Cracked wheat bulgur
  • 1 c Lentil; rinsed and drained
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c Sliced onions
  • 1 sm Red bell pepper; seeded and
  • -cut into 1/2" squares
  • 2 lg Clove garlic; minced
  • 2 ts Dried dill weed
  • 2 c Spinach leaves; lightly
  • -packed, cut into thin
  • -strips
  • 8 oz Plain nonfat yogurt
  • Salt and Pepper; to taste
  • 1/3 c Sliced almonds; toasted *


In small bowl cover bulgur with boiling water; set aside 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan combine lentils and 2 cups water. Bring to
boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until lentils are
tender; drain. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions;
saute minutes. Mix in bell pepper and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Thoroughly
drain bulgur. Mix in spinach and dill. Cook 3 minutes, tossing
occasionally. Mix in yogurt; heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with additional yogurt.

Servings: 4

* To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350 degree
oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once
or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown
slightly after removing from oven.

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