Lentil and Herb Salad

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Hello Lovelies!

I’ve been busy planning, and pulling off a friend’s baby shower & luncheon. It was filled with quiche, strata, tomato and rice pie, lots of salads, cocktails, cute gifts and more. It was a fun filled crazy weekend. I even gave myself a nice size second degree burn. Be careful with those tart pans people, they will get you bad- real bad!

I made this lovely salad for brunch on Saturday. It was a hit, and it’s the most simple, fresh tasting salad ever. It makes a great lunch, and packs nicely for picnics. The best part about it- is it’s adapatability. You can choose whatever herbs you like, different types of lentils, different types of broths, oils, vinegar. You can add nuts, cheeses, veggies, greens. Make a big batch, and adjust to your liking. This is a great option for prepping of a weeks worth of lunches.

I pack mine in a weck jar. Then you can add different items on a daily basis to mix things up. I hope you love it as much as I do!!!

Lentil and Herb Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups organic lentils

2 cups vegetable broth, low sodium if using store bought

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup chopped basil

1/4 cup chopped mint

A few sprigs of fresh thyme

juice of one lemon

1/4 cup good quality extra virgen olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tbsp aged balsamic

1 tsp cumin

3 cloves garlic finely minced

1 red onion, or 2 large shallots sliced in thin half moons

salt, smoked paprika, or esplette to taste

Steps:

Cook lentils in broth or water for 30 mins, or until soft and not mushy. Cool completely. Add chopped herbs, onion,garlic, lemon juice, cumin, vinegar, and olive oil. Season to taste. I like to add parm and sliced almonds. I also like feta, and pine nuts. Goat cheese and cashews. Fresh spinach, and assagio. This makes a perfect lunch or side dish.

 

Enjoy!

xoxo

Sarah

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One Comment to “Lentil and Herb Salad”

  1. Beautiful! I think lentil salad is one of the greatest food ideas ever–lots of protein and tangy herbs that cost next to nothing, can be made in advance, taste great, and fill you up? Yes please!

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