Mediterranean Lentil Salad

MEDITERRANEAN LENTIL SALAD

 

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This Mediterranean beauty is like a vacation to a Greek island without leaving your home.
The Mediterranean summer on a plate !!

 

 
Ingredients:

*2 cups dried lentils
*2 bay leaves
*1 clove garlic, peeled and bruised
*1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

*1 tsp salt
*1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*2 tbsp lemon juice

*1 tbsp vinegar
*1 tsp lemon zest
*1 tsp sea salt

*1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
*1/4 cup Kalamata Olives  , pitted
*Greek feta cheese

*Fresh thyme or oregano

 

 

 

 

Directions:

Rinse the lentils well and place in a saucepan with bay leaves, 1 bruised garlic clove and oregano .

Cover with water and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, add the salt and simmer until the lentils are tender, 20-25 minutes.
Drain.

In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, zest and salt .

Toss the lentils with the cucumber, olives and fresh thyme in a large serving bowl.

Top with feta cheese, pour the vinaigrette over salad and serve at room temperature.
Add more salt if needed.

 

 

 

Pic source: pixarbay

 



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