Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Refreshing Lentil Salad

My friend Michelle had me over for lunch the other day and she served this amazing lentil salad with the Mediterranean Squares from this blog ~ what an amazing combination!!!  I have made lentil salads over the years and I loved this one so much that I demanded she email me the recipe ASAP!!  It is not only easy and contains items you will likely already have in your kitchen, but since it is a heartier legume salad, you can make it and then have some for lunch or dinner (or both!) over the next three days without it getting wilted or losing its flavour.

2 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
2 oranges peeled and cut into segments
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 (19oz) can of lentils, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)
3 tbsp coarsely chopped dried cranberries
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl until well combined.
  • ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy! I had something similar to it at a Lebanese restaurant in Doha. But they topped it with crispy fried onions and mixed some rice in with the lentils.