Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1 1/2cups water
1cup red lentils
1cup California golden raisins
1/4cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4cup sliced green onions
1/2cup chopped, toasted pecans
2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Combine water and lentils in a large microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse with cold water and drain well; transfer to a medium-size salad bowl with raisins, bell pepper and green onions. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl; drizzle over lentils and toss to coat well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionlly. Stir in pecans just before serving.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 310
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Potassium 550mg
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 11g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 20%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 15%