Turkey and lentil salad

It is hard to imagine that an appetite would manifest itself the day after this Thanksgiving feast.

It is requesting  lighter fare, however.

INGREDIENTS: 2 servings

  • 1/2 cup of lentils (I used green lentils)
  • 1/2 cup of diced celery
  • 2 cups of leftover turkey meat
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate arils
  • Dressing: 1 garlic clove, 1 tbsp of raspberry vinegar (or any other), 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of harissa (optional).

METHOD:

  1. Boil the lentils in 3 cups of water till tender, about 20 minutes; drain and transfer to a bowl. Add the diced celery and pomegranate arils and combine.
  2. Crush the garlic clove in a mortar and transfer to a small bowl; add the vinegar, harissa and olive oil. Mix to emulsify. Pour over the lentils and combine. Serve the salad with some leftover turkey pieces and avocado slices.

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18 Comments

  1. Posted November 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I love salads that include lentils, especially green ones, and particularly du Puy :)
    Your dish looks so elegant Joumana. The avocado has such a beautiful color!

  2. Posted November 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    A great cleansing dish indeed. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Posted November 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    C’est vrai qu’avec la dinde, il y a souvent des restes ! ;o)))
    Bisous
    Hélène

  4. Posted November 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    A great salad! That combination is so toothsome.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Posted November 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful way to dress up that leftover turkey! I wish I could say I was nearly as creative …

  6. Posted November 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Hard to believe – we finished the leftovers today and now I want this. So I’ll just have to get another turkey. Am a sucker for lentils.

  7. Posted November 26, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Yum.. definitely a good way to get something good for you in there during the holidays!

  8. Posted November 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Elle a de beaux ” restes ” ta salade…

  9. Posted November 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving Joumana.
    Very beautiful salad, I love all of them in it. see you.

  10. Posted November 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful and delicious way to use left-over turkey! Two days later, we are still working on cleaning up the left-overs here and I’m finally digging out from all of the Thanksgiving chores. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Joumana!

  11. Posted November 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Great combo! Lean protein, fiber, good fats, and antioxidants. Plus delicious, I’m sure. (And yes, that pesky appetite always returns, doesn’t it?)

  12. Posted November 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    What a delightful presentation! Love all the good health in this dish too. One thinks never to eat again after a big dinner, but it just doesn’t work that way! :)

  13. Posted November 27, 2011 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    I love this idea… finally soemthing different from the usual leftover turkey sandwich. And lighter too, which is really nice!

  14. Posted November 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Terrible that my appetite is bigger than ever! This is a healthy way to satiate though!

  15. Posted November 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Such a pretty way to make use of leftovers! Yum!

  16. Posted November 28, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    I just happen to have some leftover lentils in my fridge. And some celery. No turkey, but it will make a great salad regardless.

  17. Posted November 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous and flavorful salad…even without the turkey :)

  18. Posted November 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    So light and fresh, a great post Thanksgiving dish.

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