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Lemon Lentil Salad

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"I love lentils but never had a recipe that really enhanced their flavor...until I found this one! The touch of lemon juice gives this dish a light, refreshing appeal."
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, mustard, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, lentils, bay leaf and remaining oil to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 30 minutes; drain if necessary. Discard bay leaf. Add the tomato, parsley, onions and dressing; mix gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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I have been searching for a delicious lentil salad recipe like that at a local French restaurant - the main difference is that the restaurant recipe uses apples. So I took this recipe and subst...

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This recipe was alright. I love lentils, but I probably won't make it again. I thought that it was bland and that there was just wayyy too much sugar in it for my taste. I also grew up in a diab...

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I have been searching for a delicious lentil salad recipe like that at a local French restaurant - the main difference is that the restaurant recipe uses apples. So I took this recipe and subst...

Wonderful recipe! I used black lentils & we were out of green so I used these little red pearl onions instead. Rinse the lentils with cold water after cooking, helps keep them from getting mus...

So, at first I wasn't *wowed* by this recipe...but I found that the longer it sat, the more I found myself going back to munch on it. It's a great, healthier alternative to pasta salad, so I'l...

I cut the amount of oil in half, used honey instead of the sugar, and subbed red onion for the green onion. This is a tasty salad!

This recipe was alright. I love lentils, but I probably won't make it again. I thought that it was bland and that there was just wayyy too much sugar in it for my taste. I also grew up in a diab...

This is excellent! I didn't let the lentils sit for 30 minutes after cooking. I rinsed and drained them immediately and then added the dressing. I added additional salt and used finely minced...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I added a bit of salt to the lentils while they were cooking (which were excellent to eat just flavored with the bay leaf). When I put together the salad dressing I was out of thy...

This was awesome! I would have given it 5 stars but as written the lentils are cooked too long! I have made a few changes based on what i had on hand. I used maple syrup (used half as much) i...

Excellent flavor, but the texture was too mushy. I won't cook the lentils as long as the recipe recommends.