Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese

Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Mint

Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Mint

A simple dish of fiber-rich lentils, fresh mint and creamy goat cheese. I never would have thought of combining these ingredients into a salad if I hadn’t seen the recipe for this Lentil Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese featured in an early June issue of Weight Watchers Weekly.

Since then I’ve been wanting to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did. It’s a really nice change from the usual mayo-based side dishes and salads so popular this time of year.

Skinny on Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese

The original recipe calls for cooking a cup of lentils, which isn’t a big deal, but does require 20 to 30 minutes of simmering. I used a package of  Trader Joe’s steamed lentils I had in the refrigerator instead, turning this into a simple no-cook lentil salad recipe, perfect for summer.

Trader Joes Steamed Lentils

Trader Joes Steamed
Lentils

(I’ve become a big fan of them since receiving a package when a friend was cleaning out her fridge before leaving for the summer, which I used to make a Camilla’s lemony lentil and quinoa salad.)

The only other change I made was adding a little dried tarragon. Next time I’m going to experiment with a little red wine or sherry vinegar. I hope you like this simple tasty dish as much as we did.

Enjoy!

Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese
 
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A super simple side dish, especially when you begin with already cooked lentils
Recipe type: Salad, Side Dish
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) Trader Joe's steamed lentils (2-1/2 cups)
  • ¼ cup peeled and coarsely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 ounces semisoft goat cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Place the cooked lentils in a large bowl and use your fingers to gently separate them.
  2. Stir in the onion, mint, and tarragon.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Before serving, sprinkle the goat cheese over the top of the salad.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup): 179 calories, 5.4 g fat, 19.9 g carbs, 10.0 g fiber, 12.7 g protein, 4 WW PointsPlus value Next time add a tablespoon or so of red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar

*PointsPlus® for Weight Watchers Lentil Salad with Fresh Mint and Goat Cheese calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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