Lemon Lentil Salad

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • ½ cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2 green onions, sliced

Directions

  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.