Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s

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Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s

Have you tried the Steamed Lentils from Trader Joe’s? So easy to use and delicious. They can be used to prepare so many dishes featuring or including lentils. I adapted this recipe from Nutrition Action Healthletter using them to make this Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s.

All you have to do is put together a few healthy shortcut ingredients from Trader Joe’s and voila! you have a delicious dish that can be served as a cold salad or as a warm entree.

Take this to your 4th of July celebration or to any summer gathering where a healthy and hearty dish will be appreciated. High in fiber, it will help you to feel full for a while.

The recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.


Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s

Serves 4

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons Dijon or yellow mustard

1 tablespoon capers, minced

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils

1 cup Trader Joe’s Shredded Carrots

1/2 cup chopped parsley, dill, mint and/or cilantro

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped



Whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, capers, honey and olive oil in a small bowl to make a sauce.

Place lentils, carrots, parsley, other herbs and walnuts in a medium-size bowl and add the sauce; toss until blended and serve warm or cold. Add salt to taste, optional.


I used parsley and mint and it was delicious but play with a combination of different herbs to see which ones you prefer in this recipe.


Per serving: 255 calories, 8 g fat, 418 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 11 g protein



If you are looking for some more great ways to use Trader Joe’s healthy shortcut products, check out my Trader Joe’s cookbooks!

Quick and Healthy Meals from Trader Joe’s

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and Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s. coverll40


Weight Watcher Points are available on my Jamie Davidson Cooks! Web site.

Recipes for Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian recipes are included in both cookbooks.

Find more recipes and ideas on my Facebook page: Trader Joe’s Recipes

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Jamie Davidson, M.S. has taught busy (and hungry) people how to eat nutritiously conveniently for many years with her “Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s” classes and her healthy Trader Joe’s cookbooks. She has been on a campaign to make eating healthy easier ever since she worked with cardiac patients, who were passionate about adding a few years to their lives, years ago.

She also helps those who would love to fit into their smaller-size clothes successfully lose weight and keep it off, looking and feeling their best.  For help with healthy weight loss, check out my What Works Weight Loss website.



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