Lentil Couscous Salad
Need a dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan main course? Lentil Couscous Salad could be an outstanding recipe to try. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 5. One portion of this dish contains about 15g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 328 calories. This recipe from Taste of Home requires salt, couscous, corn, and bell pepper. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Lentil And Couscous Salad, Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad, and Black Lentil and Couscous Salad are very similar to this recipe.
In a large saucepan, bring lentils and 4 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-22 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork; cool.
Add the red pepper, corn, onions and couscous to lentils. In a small bowl, whisk the oil and vinegar.
Whisk in the cilantro, jalapeno, hot pepper sauce, cumin, salt and pepper.
Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruener Veltliner
Salad on the menu? Try pairing with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruener Veltliner. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. One wine you could try is Merryvale Carneros Chardonnay. It has 4.4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 23 dollars.
Merryvale Carneros ChardonnayOur 2007 Carneros Chardonnay is concentrated and intense in style. Aromas of hazelnut, tropical fruit and ripe apple are framed by crisp minerality and sweet toasty oak. The wine is rich and creamy with a lingering finish. Our favorite pairing is cracked lobster with drawn butter and fresh lemon.