28 Aug

Lentils and Olive Salad Recipe

By Paula Lauri,

Who says vegetarian food is boring? This recipe brings together flavors with an exciting outcome.

Lentils and Olive Salad Recipe


* 1 cup lentils
* 2 tsp salt
* ½ tsp dry mustard
* 2 shallots, minced
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 tsp fresh sage leaves, chopped
* 1 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
* ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
* ½ cup kalamata olives, slivered
* 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
* ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


1. In a large sauce pot heat 3 cups of water to boiling, over high heat.
2. Rinse the lentils. Add the lentils to the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Remove the lentils from the heat and allow to soak for 45 minutes.
4. Add the salt and bring back to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes. The lentils should be slightly firm to the bite.
5. Drain and rinse under cool water. Allow to drain well.
6. Mix together the mustard, shallots, garlic cloves, sage, basil, thyme, and olive oil. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.
7. In a bowl gently mix together the lentils, olives, and dressing from last step.

Note: This salad pairs well with goat cheese garlic bread.

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