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Red Lentil Salad Recipe

Red Lentil Salad Ingredients

  • Red Lentil Salad Recipe
    Red Lentil Salad

    1 cup Red Chief or regular brown lentils

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped red or yellow bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup diced (1/4 in.) cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Red Lentil Salad

  • Sort lentils and discard any debris. Rinse and drain lentils.
  • In a 2- to 3-quart pan, bring about 1 quart water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add lentils, stir to separate, and simmer, uncovered, just until they are tender to bite but not soft, 5 to 10 minutes for Red Chiefs, 20 to 30 minutes for regular lentils. Drain.
  • Mix vinegar, oil, and garlic.
  • Pour over warm lentils and gently mix.
  • Let stand until cool.
  • Add bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and feta cheese.
  • Mix gently with lentils.
  • Red lentil salad is ready to serve, add salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings