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Old 06-07-2005, 06:22 PM   #6
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Okay, here's one of my faves from Ali was hungry and poor, so had to use what was already in the cupboards! It's very filling but might be too high in fat for some people. I hope I've worked out the nutritional values correctly.

Lentil & Walnut salad

6 oz continental* lentils
1 oz walnuts, chopped
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tblsp. walnut oil
Lots of black pepper
oz chopped parsley

Method:
Wash the lentils and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, then drain and allow to cool. (Using tinned lentils is quicker but I'm far too cheap for that! If you do use tinned ones, be sure to rinse well to get rid of that nasty salt water they pack them in. )
Dump the lentils, walnuts, and onion in a bowl. Combine the garlic, vinegar, and walnut oil and pour over the lentil mixture. Add as much black pepper as you like and stir thoroughly. I like to put in in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavour develop and then add the parsley before serving.

*They are the green ones that don't fall to bits when cooked.

Serves 4 (Unless you're as greedy as I am. )

Per serving:

Total kcals: 243

From carbohydrate: 111 (45.7%)
From fat: 77 (31.7%)
From protein: 55 (22.6%)

Dietary fibre: 14.5 g
Protein: 13.8 g
Sodium: 13.3 mg
Total fat: 8.6 g (of which 0.5 g is saturated)
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