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For hot summer days and easy pita sandwiches REC: Lentil Salad
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Posted to Thread #11213 at 5:40 am on Jun 29, 2008
This salad is great cold or served hot as a side dish. It keeps well in the refrigerator for snacks. My kids like to wrap it up in lettuce leaves or pita bread or a warm tortilla. It's great to take to a picnic or cookout.
One small bag of lentils, washed and picked over
8 quarts of boiling water
4 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 T salt
3 or 4 scallions, chopped
2 cups chopped parsley (or cilantro)
4 tsp dijon mustard
1 t salt
2 tsp black pepper (to taste)
1 cup olive oil
1 cup lemon juice add zest if you like it!
Place lentils, bay leaves, garlic, and salt in a large pot of boiling water. Bring back to the boil, let the mixture cook for a couple of minutes and turn the heat off. Let the lentils stand in the water for a half hour or so or until they seem tender.
Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix oil, lemon
juice, pepper, salt and mustard.
Drain lentils well in a colander.Remove bay leaf and garlic. Pour dressing over and mix well. Mix in scallions, parsley or chopped cilantro and
For color, you can add a tablespoon of finely
chopped sweet red pepper or carrot. If you
like it more spicy, add a few drops of Tabasco or Tabasco green sauce.
Serve as a side dish cold or with warm pita bread, or roll up in lettuce leaves. Delicious and refreshing.
Other messages in this thread:
- 11213. For hot summer days and easy pita sandwiches REC: Lentil Salad - PatBastrop - 5:40am on 06/29/08 (3)
- This sounds wonderful, Pat. Is that a one-pound bag of lentils? [NT] - Joe - 9:35pm on 06/29/08
- Yup, sure it! Hope you like it, Joe! [NT] - PatBastrop - 2:08am on 06/30/08
- It would be good served with tortilla or pita chips. [NT] - AngAk - 6:23pm on 06/30/08