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Chinese Lentil and Noodle Salad

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1 cup dry USA lentils, rinsed
2 cups water
1⁄3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
6 ounces linguine pasta
3⁄4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
1 cup fresh or thawed frozen pea pods
1⁄4 cup chopped cilantro    

Place lentils and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until lentils are barely tender. Drain, if necessary, and place lentils in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, peanut oil, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. Pour the dressing over the lentils, cover and chill.

In a large saucepan, cook the linguine in 2 quarts boiling water until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Stir the linguine into the lentils along with remaining ingredients. Chill for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 
Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories  229 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  6g
Saturated Fat 
Trans Fat   
Sodium  435mg
Total Carbohydrate  35g
Dietary Fiber  7g
Protein  9g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  22% Iron  3%
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4