Friday, April 15, 2011

Simple Lentil Salad & links to more lentil recipes!

I love lentils! They are so incredibly versatile. I cook up a pound at a time and make MUFFINS, soups, dips, Indian food, burgers, and this morning, this simple salad.

Simple Lentil Salad

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 
  • pinch lemon zest
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 6 olives, chopped
  • pinch marjoram 
  • pinch toasted cumin seeds
Toss everything together. You can add olive oil if desired.


What are your favorite ways to eat lentils?


  1. Oh, I must confess . . . I love red lentils, but I am not a fan of "ordinary" lentils. Alas!

  2. I love lentils! Specially the french style. We just made some soup the other day.

  3. I love lentils too--any and all kinds...yum!! I can't wait to try your recipe. Now I need to cook some lentils :-) Did you eat this salad hot or cold?


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  5. I have some Puy lentils I need to use. This would be perfect! Have a great weekend!

  6. I love lentils! I grew up on lentil soup! Good stuff! That picture of the day is amazing!

  7. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. Just sayin'. And the food ain't bad, either ;)

  8. Melody - your photo's are always fabulous - but today's is the tops! Great salad too, but for me the photo highlights the post!

  9. About this time last year, I was addicted to roasted lentils (like chickpeans, but they're smaller and cirspier :) ) I should rekindle my lentil love!

    Today's portrait is particularly gorgeous :)

  10. Mujadara! I just made a big batch this morning--carmelized onions, brown rice and lentils with Morrocan spices-YUM!

  11. I love lentils every which way!yum yum

  12. I love lentils too. Your salad looks great!

    I recently made a sweet-and-sour lentil dish that I realy liked:

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  14. Oops, I posted with the wrong account at first!

    I LOVE lentils! All I've tried are the regular "ordinary" variety but I can't wait to give red lentils a shot! They cook up so quickly it's great for a fast meal after work! I think a soup is next on my list.

    I also wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =)