Quick Lentil Salmon Salad
In this budget-friendly salmon recipe, canned salmon tops lentils, carrots and celery—ingredients you probably have on hand already. Fiber-rich lentils come in a variety of colors and they typically cook faster than dried beans, so they’re a great choice for a fast weeknight dinner.
- 3/4cup brown lentils
- 1/2cup chopped red onion plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced, divided
- 2cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4teaspoon salt
- 1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 3/4teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
- 115-ounce can salmon, drained
- 1cup carrot ribbons
- 1cup sliced celery
- 4lemon wedges for serving
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add lentils and chopped onion, reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until the lentils are just tender, 11 to 13 minutes. Drain well.
- Meanwhile, mash garlic and salt into a paste with the side of a chef’s knife (or a fork). Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in oil, vinegar, thyme and pepper.
- Remove any skin and/or bones from salmon; flake the salmon into a large bowl. Add sliced onion, carrot and 3 tablespoons of the dressing; gently toss to coat. Add celery and the lentils to the remaining dressing; gently stir to combine. Divide the lentils among 4 bowls, top with the salmon salad and serve with lemon wedges.
Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)
|Mono Saturated Fat||11g|