I came across this recipe last Sunday whilst I was stuck behind a couple at the Thomas Dux deli counter who were slightly indecisive about their prosciutto selection, their indecision lasted about 10 minutes, I kid you not! So whilst browsing the salad selection I came across this gorgeous French Green Lentil Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Feta.
It’s so delish!
I love beans and legumes. I know that they are not everyone’s cup of tea and for a long time I too was afraid of them, mainly because I thought that they were quite tasteless and I didn’t really know how to use them.
The lentils that you see in this recipe are French green lentils. The are known for their slightly peppery flavour and firmness. I also like these lentils because they have lovely subtle nutty flavour. Unlike other dried beans these lentils do not need to be soaked overnight. You simply wash them under running water and cooked them for about 20 minutes.
Once the lentils were cooked I simply drained them under cold water, mixed them with tomato, feta, alfalfa beans and drizzled some dressing over the top.
It’s filling, tasty and healthy!
PS…I did have it with a glass of wine though!
Question: What is your favourite salad?