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Lentil Salad

Dried lentils in Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad with dried lentils, carrots, onions, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, celery and fresh parsley. This makes quite the healthy, hearty salad!

Ingredients

1 cup dried lentils
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

In a saucepan, combine lentils, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme.

Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy.

Drain lentils and vegetables and remove bay leaf. Add olive oil, lemon juice, celery, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss to mix and serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Did You Know?

Lentils contain soluble fiber, and soluble fiber stays as a gel inside the digestive system. Experts say this effect is thought to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and delay entry of sugar into the blood stream.

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