Blogging Marathon# 54: Week 4/ Day 1

Theme: Lentils — 3 Ways

Dish: Greek Lentil Salad

My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is ‘Lentils — 3 ways’. Valli wants us to use 3 different lentils in 3 different ways, so for the next 3 days I have some interesting dishes using lentils.


I love dals and I am always looking for ways to incorporate them into my daily diet. Lentils are one of the most important sources of protein for vegetarians and I stock up on quite a few varieties in my pantry.

For the first day, I made a Greek Lentil salad using Puy or French Lentils. These tiny lentils cook up in about 25~30 minutes and do not need to be pre-soaked. So it is really quick and easy to make this salad. Recipe is from Vegetarian Times magazine.

This salad is mild tasting, but you can easily spice or jazz it up by adding more lemon juice, more herbs and may be some olives. I liked it just as is because it is light and refreshing, but filling at the same time. It is great to pack for lunch or a picnic.

Greek Lentil Salad
Greek Lentil Salad
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Greek style Lentil Salad. This salad is mild tasting, but you can easily spice or jazz it up by adding more lemon juice, more herbs and may be some olives. It is light and refreshing, but filling at the same time. It is great to pack for lunch or a picnic.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Greek Lentil Salad
Greek Lentil Salad
Yum
Print Recipe
Greek style Lentil Salad. This salad is mild tasting, but you can easily spice or jazz it up by adding more lemon juice, more herbs and may be some olives. It is light and refreshing, but filling at the same time. It is great to pack for lunch or a picnic.
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Lentils French Puy
  • 1 quartered Onion small
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Shallot Large , finely chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Lemon juice (adjust as per taste)
  • 1 Cucumber Small , diced
  • 8 ~ 10 Cherry Tomatoes , halved
  • 3 tbsps Mint Fresh , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Feta Cheese , as needed (optional)
  • Salt Pepper & , as needed
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Place lentils, onion, bay leaves and 6 cups of water in a large sauce pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 25~30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain, remove onion and bay leaves, and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together shallot and lemon juice. Add lentils, cucumber, tomatoes, mint and oil; stir to combine. Season with salt & pepper. Chill for 1 hour. Serve topped with feta.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 54.Greek

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