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Makes: 4 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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Lentil Confetti Salad
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Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup
dry lentils
1 1⁄2 cups
water
1⁄4 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
cooked brown rice
1⁄2 cup
reduced fat italian dressing
1⁄2 cup
tomatoes, seeded and diced
1⁄4 cup
green peppers, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 a small pepper)
3 Tablespoons
chopped onion
2 Tablespoons
chopped celery
6
sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
2 teaspoons
chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash and drain lentils. Place in saucepan, add water and salt.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered about 20 minutes. Do not overcook. The lentils should be tender with skin intact. Drain immediately.
  3. Combine the lentils with cooked rice, pour dressing over mixture and refrigerate until cool.
  4. Add rest of ingredients, except parsley, mix well.
  5. Garnish with parsley before serving (optional).
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Serving Size: 
2/3 cup
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