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    Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

    Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro cooking; here they combine in a quick and easy salad. For the best presentation, flake the salmon with a fork, then stir gently into the salad to keep it in chunks, not tiny bits.

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Freshly ground pepper to taste
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium red bell pepper
    • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 2 15-ounce cans lentils
    • 2 7-ounce cans salmon , drained and flaked, or 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Whisk lemon juice, dill, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Add bell pepper, cucumber, onion, lentils and salmon; toss to coat.

    Tips

    Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.

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