Friday, September 14, 2012

Curried Lentil Salad

I really like Curried Chicken Salad, and this recipe is a spin on that using lentils.  It's still hearty and filling, but a nice option for a "Meatless Monday".

-2 cups lentils, cooked and cooled (just cook according to package, usually boil for about 20 mins)
-1 medium apple, finely diced
-1/2 onion, finely diced
-2 bunches grapes (green, red, or purple), halved
-big handful of craisins
-mayonaise, and/or plain yogurt, about 3/4 cups, or just enough to evenly coat
-curry powder (just add to taste, I like it strong so I usually add a bunch)

Other add-in ideas:
-chopped walnuts
-you could even add chicken along with the lentils
-raisins in place of, or in addition to, craisins

Directions: Just combine all the ingredients, and allow to chill for just a bit so flavors settle/mix.  You can serve on top of greens as a salad, sandwiched in bread, or in a tortilla.  Last night we did ours in a wheat tortilla with greens, served with some potato chips :)