Lentil Salad with a Persian Twist Recipe
Lentils and crunchy vegetables are tossed in a vinaigrette for a quick and easy salad perfect for picnics or lunch.
I've never been a big fan of lentils, but in heart of being healthier, am looking for healthier ideas. This recipe was very good. I used dry green lentil cooked to package specifications and I think I made too much but adjusted the ingredients to compensate. I added much more seasoning than listed (that is, tarragon, mint, and other Mediterranean spices) and also added seasoned rice wine vinegar in addition to the apple cider vinegar. I would make this salad frequently! Even my husband, who likes lentils less than I, liked this salad. I believe this recipe could be tweaked to any taste. I highly recommend trying this recipe, even if you don't think you like lentils. Like me, you might be surprised. :)
A very tasty salad. I LOVE persian food and I love lentils, so I was excited to try this combo. I went with NOOSH's suggestion to add fresh mint. I wasn't sure how much to add so at first I minced about 7-8 mint leaves. It gave just a slight hint of flavor (barely noticeable), so I added another 7-8 leaves and it was perfect! I highly recommend this addition. It gives the salad such a fresh flavor. I have a hard time getting hubby to eat any sort of salad, and with his first bite he said WOW, this is really good! The only change I made was to use way less red onion than called for. I ended up using about 1/4 onion, since most red onions are huge. Thanks for the recipe NOOSH!
I wanted an easy recipe to use lentils in. Trying to eat more plant based foods and new to it. I didn't have the exact ingredients, but I used dried green lentils that I cooked, a white onion instead of red, lemon instead of lime, a handful of cherry tomatoes, no olive oil (trying to cut back), but added rice vinegar to the apple cider vinegar, avocado, and parsley. Was very refreshing!
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This is the only way my family will eat lentils. It is fast, healthy, inexpensive and tastes good!