Fresh salad great all year round, but especially during the summer served cold.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and lentils in a pot and bring to a boil; cook at a boil until the lentils are tender but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.

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  • Gently toss lentils, celery, and red onion together in a large bowl. Whisk balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, olive oil, and oregano together in separate bowl; drizzle over lentil mixture and toss to coat.

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 17g 34% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 25.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
Two for the price of one: a great salad and also a delicious dressing for any other salad.This is a wonderful recipe! How nice to see a recipe without salt! It's not needed, all the ingredients are so full of flavour on their own. I made this as written in the evening to have it ready for a quick lunch the next day. I mixed up the dressing while the lentils were cooking to let it set. I ended up adding a bit of fresh, diced red bell pepper and shredded carrot for color, crunch and taste then mixed in the dressing. It was so full of flavour and crunch at lunch the next day I mixed up another salad with leftover lentils for company and they took all the leftovers home! So make a triple portion of this if you've got company! A perfect recipe, simple as is but allows you to use your imagination, preferences and ingredients as you like. Don't be weary of mixing balsamic vinegar and white vinegar, they are a match made in heaven. Read More
(5)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
Two for the price of one: a great salad and also a delicious dressing for any other salad.This is a wonderful recipe! How nice to see a recipe without salt! It's not needed, all the ingredients are so full of flavour on their own. I made this as written in the evening to have it ready for a quick lunch the next day. I mixed up the dressing while the lentils were cooking to let it set. I ended up adding a bit of fresh, diced red bell pepper and shredded carrot for color, crunch and taste then mixed in the dressing. It was so full of flavour and crunch at lunch the next day I mixed up another salad with leftover lentils for company and they took all the leftovers home! So make a triple portion of this if you've got company! A perfect recipe, simple as is but allows you to use your imagination, preferences and ingredients as you like. Don't be weary of mixing balsamic vinegar and white vinegar, they are a match made in heaven. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2015
I liked it but upon tasting it I needed to add some salt. Threw in some diced tomatoes I had on hand. Easy to make and it was a nice side dish to our grilled cheeseburgers this weekend. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2017
Will certainly make it again. I used Italian seasoning instead of just oregano and cucumbers instead of celery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2018
This salad is absolutely amazing!!!! The only change I made was to use 2 cans of lentils rather than cooking them from scratch. Read More