Friday, June 30, 2006

RECIPE: Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad

2 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cups of Orange Lentils
2-3 medium tomatoes
1 cup haricot verts green beans
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
3-4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a pot add broth, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a boil and add lentils. Turn down the heat to a simmer and partially cover the pot with a lid. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft but still have a bit of hardness to them. They should not be falling apart and into mush. If not all the liquid is absorbed that is just fine. Drain any leftover liquid. Let cool. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes and the haricot verts green beans. Combine the lentils, tomatoes and green beans in a bowl. Add in the parsley, vinegar and oil. Season to taste.

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10 comments:

sher said...

I love lentil salad, but I always make it using the Puy lentils. I like the color of the orange lentils in your recipe, it looks so pretty. Thanks for that.

Angel said...

That looks really good but I don't know if I could convince Limey to eat it.

Karen said...

Lentils! I loooovvveee lentils. I was just thinking of getting a kilogram the other day. I'm definitely saving this recipe.

Gabriella True said...

Sher, I do love the color. I like to use them in the summer because I use the green ones so much with lentil soup in the winter.

Angel, does he like beans? YOu can do the same thing with beans. Or, put rice in it and make it half rice and half lentils. Oh and without the vinegar it is great all mushed up for babies.

Karen, go get some! I bet there will be lots of great recipes in the round up to bookmark too.

sailaja said...

That is a delicious looking lentil salad, Gabriella.
Thank you for participating in JFI - Dal event and see you at the round up.

Gabriella True said...

Thank you for hosting this event!

Orchidea said...

I love your recipe with lentils... very nice.
Ciao.

Gabriella True said...

Thanks! I will have to go and check your blog out.

Gini said...

Gabriella, what a great looking salad. Gotta make this soon.

Meenakshi said...

Gabriella,
That was a very colourful lentil salad, full of visual appeal! It combines a unique range of flavours and textures in a deceptively simple manner! You appear to be one who is willing to experiment with varied cuisines. I’m sure our cookbook (based on traditional south Indian cuisine),”Cooking at home with Pedatha” would definitely spice up your culinary interest.

I identify 100% with your idea of being a reluctant housewife, and yet not wanting to change it for anything in the world. Being a mom , especially of high energy level toddlers, is by far one of the most thankless yet rewarding jobs!
Meenakshi at Pritya.