Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad

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

Here's a hearty and tasty salad. Whip it up in a hurry. Eat at leisure.


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

Recipe courtesy of the California Raisin Marketing Board



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