Lentil Pomegranate Salad

SIDE: LENTIL POMEGRANATE SALAD

This festive hearty salad includes low GI foods, such as lentils and pomegranate, and makes a great addition to any holiday dinner.

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 4 cups spinach (or other salad green of choice)
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon/lime juice, thyme, honey, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl combine spinach, lentils, toasted walnuts, onion and pomegranate seeds.
  3. Mix the vinaigrette with the salad ingredients.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

Recipe by Effie Viguiliouk, MSc

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