Sugar Snap Pea & Lentil Salad w/ Mint Vinaigrette

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What food will provide an abundance of protein, fiber and starch for minimal cost? Hint: Most Americans forget to incorporate them into meals on a regular basis, but these nutritional powerhouses are truly unsung heroes for health, weight management and managing food budget. The answer is pulses. Summer salads, like the one below from, are an easy and tasty way to begin incorporating pulses into meals regularly.

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse fresh produce.

3. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

4. Whisk together vinegar, mint, mustard and honey. Whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Toss dressing with salad. Garnish with reserved sunflower seeds and feta cheese.

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