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Oriental Chicken Salad with Lentils

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2 cups dry USA lentils, rinsed
1 quart water
2 tablespoons minced scallions
2 cups seeded and julienned cucumber
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons garlic chili paste
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Romaine lettuce leaves
4 cups cooked chicken breast, julienned    

In a medium saucepan, combine lentils and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.

Drain, cover and chill.

Combine scallions, cucumber, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, chili paste and sesame oil in a bowl. Mix well.

Add dressing mixture to lentils. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange lettuce leaves on serving plates. Arrange the chicken over lettuce then spoon lentils over chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 
Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories  152 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  4g
Saturated Fat  1g
Trans Fat   
Sodium  290mg
Total Carbohydrate  14g
Dietary Fiber  5g
Protein  15g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % 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