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Curried Lentil Salad

2 servings
prep time: 10 minutes (while lentils are cooking)
cook time: 20 minutes

  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup lowfat, plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables of your choice (see below)
  • 2-3 TBS. chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, or use 1 tsp. dried
  1. Rinse lentils in cold water; drain well.
  2. Put lentils in medium saucepan filled with 6 cups of water.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cook lentils covered for 20 minutes.
  4. While lentils are cooking, combine spices, yogurt and vegetables in a medium size bowl.
  5. Drain lentils in a colander, don't burn yourself!
  6. Add drained lentils to bowl with rest of ingredients and mix well.
  7. If making ahead, refrigerate. Otherwise salad will keep well at room temperature for several hours.

Variations:
You can use any vegetables you have: carrots, peppers, and/or celery are especially good.
You can purchase vegetables already prepared in the produce section of your grocery store if that's easier for you.