Hearty Potato and Lentil Salad

A good little salad all on its own. It takes about 40 minutes to prepare and it serves four people. Of course you can always add some cooked chicken or flavored chicken sausage for more protein.


Nonstick aluminum foil

3 cups water

1 lemon, for zest/juice

8 oz fresh asparagus, sliced

24 oz baby (or fingerling) potatoes, sliced

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 cup sprouted lentils

1 green onion, sliced thinly

½ cup fat-free feta cheese

4 oz baby arugula

1 Hass avocado

1/4 cup Greek-style ranch dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 425?F. Line baking sheet with foil. Bring water to boil for lentils. Zest lemon (1 teaspoon); squeeze for juice (2 tablespoons).
  2. Slice asparagus and potatoes into bite-size pieces. Toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes on baking sheet; roast 12 minutes.
  3. Add lentils to boiling water and cook 5 minutes. Remove lentils from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes, then drain and rinse with cool water.
  4. Add asparagus to baking sheet with potatoes and bake 12-14 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Slice green onions. Place lentils, onions, tomatoes, lemon zest, juice, feta, and arugula in large bowl. Peel, pit, and slice avocado.
  5.  Stir potato mixture into bowl. Top salad with avocado and drizzle with dressing; serve.
Recipe adapted from PUBIX Aprons Simple Meals.
CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 430kcal; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 1g; TRANS FAT go; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 420 mg; CARB 71g; FIBER 4g; SUGARS 9g; PROTEIN 23g; VIT A 30%; VIT C 90%; CALC 15%; IRON 35%