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Swiss Chard Lentil Salad with Vidalia Onions
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentils, vidalia onions, swiss chard, simple
Servings: 4
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 1 quart purified water
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 cup carrot chips
  • 1 Vidalia onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups arugula
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, lentils, carrot, Vidalia onion, garlic, sea salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are soft, approximately 20 minutes. Drain and discard bay leaf.
  2. In the same saucepan, add olive oil over medium heat. Add cooked lentil mixture and Swiss Chard. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to a serving bowl. Toss with lemon juice, almonds, cranberries and lemon zest.
  3. Serve at room temperature with arugula.
Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1 Cup Calories: 163.9 cal • Fat: 8.2 g • Protein: 7.6 g • Carb: 18.9 g • Fiber: 7.7 g • Sugar: 3.1 g • Sodium: 396.7 mg

Nutrition Facts
Swiss Chard Lentil Salad with Vidalia Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 814mg23%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 10262IU205%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.