Green Lentil Salad Recipe

From "Bistro Cooking," by Patricia Wells (Workman).

Step 1

Rinse lentils and discard any pebbles. Place lentils, onion, garlic and bay leaf in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water by 1". Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, 25-35 minutes. Add liquid as needed; liquid should be absorbed when lentils are done.

Step 2

Discard onion, garlic and bay leaf. Whisk vinegar, oil and salt together in a small bowl. Pour over warm lentils and toss. Before serving, season with pepper and additional salt, if necessary. Serve warm.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Imported French green
  • -lentils or brown lentils
  • 1md Onion, halved and stuck
  • -with 2 cloves
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4c Red wine vinegar
  • 2T Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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