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French Green Lentil Salad

Course: Salad

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup French green lentils; washed well and drained
  • 1 red onion; finely chopped
  • 5 baby qukes or Lebanese cucumber; finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper; finely chopped
  • ½ cup olives; sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 medium tomatoes; finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley; finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach; coarsely chopped
  • 3 baby radish; finely chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tsp jalapeno mustard use any kind of mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp verjuice replace with red wine vinegar, apple cider or any type of vinegar
  • Salt to season

Instructions

  • Cook the washed green lentils in salted boiling water; drain and keep aside. (Takes approximately 15-20 minutes to cook)
  • To the drained lentils, add the spinach leaves and mix through. The residual heat slightly wilts the spinach which is all the cooking that it needs.
  • To a salad bowl, add the lentils with spinach and all the remaining chopped veggies and herbs.
  • To make the dressing, add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk well.
  • Pour this over the salad just before serving; toss well to combine.
  • Enjoy!