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Posted: March 27, 2018
Recipe by: Yelena Strokin
Source: Cooking Melangery
If you're looking for a rustic salad/side to your lunch or dinner menu, this salad with lentils has a nutty, peppery flavor and a firm texture that holds up well to cooking. This flavorful salad can make a delicious accompaniment to a simple roasted chicken or just hard boiled eggs. Lentil salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs shows off bold tastes, textures and colors.
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Serves
2-3

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 1 c. lentils, uncooked
  • 1 c. chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green onions (scallions), chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • fresh cilantro or other herb like parsley/dill

For the dressing:

  • 2-3 tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  1. 1. In a large saucepan, bring the 3-4 c. of water and 1/2 tsp. salt to boil. Stir in the lentils. When the water returns to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover partially and simmer until soft, but still crunchy, about 15 minutes. Drain into a fine mesh colander and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. 2. In a large bowl mix together all the vegetables, grains and fresh herbs.
  3. 3. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, grapeseed oil, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad, lightly toss the salad. Sprinkle fresh herbs on top and serve. Serve with as many slices of avocado as you like and hard boiled eggs (optional).

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Lentil Salad with Avocado
Lentil Salad with Avocado
Lentil Salad with Avocado
Lentil Salad with Avocado
Lentil Salad with Avocado

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Lentil Salad with Avocado

Source: Cooking Melangery

  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Total Time
    30 minutes
  • Serves
    2-3

Description

"If you're looking for a rustic salad/side to your lunch or dinner menu, this salad with lentils has a nutty, peppery flavor and a firm texture that holds up well to cooking. This flavorful salad can make a delicious accompaniment to a simple roasted chicken or just hard boiled eggs. Lentil salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs shows off bold tastes, textures and colors."

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 c. lentils, uncooked
  • 1 c. chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green onions (scallions), chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • fresh cilantro or other herb like parsley/dill

For the dressing:

  • 2-3 tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  1. 1. In a large saucepan, bring the 3-4 c. of water and 1/2 tsp. salt to boil. Stir in the lentils. When the water returns to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover partially and simmer until soft, but still crunchy, about 15 minutes. Drain into a fine mesh colander and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. 2. In a large bowl mix together all the vegetables, grains and fresh herbs.
  3. 3. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, grapeseed oil, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad, lightly toss the salad. Sprinkle fresh herbs on top and serve. Serve with as many slices of avocado as you like and hard boiled eggs (optional).
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