Luscious Lentil Salad Recipe

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A great, Vegetarian salad with the added bonus of protein-rich lentils.

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Ingredients

  • 1 C. dried lentils
  • 1 C. diced carrot
  • 1 C. diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • water - as needed
  • 1/4 C. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice - preferably fresh
  • 1/2 C. diced celery
  • 1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

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Directions

In a saucepan combine lentils, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain lentils and vegetables and remove bay leaf. Add olive oil, lemon juice, celery, parsley, salt, and pepper. Toss to mix and serve at room temperature.

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