View Full Version : Mediterranean Lentil Salad Recipe

Aug 10th, 2005, 06:53 PM
I thought I would share this with you. It is one of my favorites.
8 oz green lentils, rinsed and soaked for half hour
2 oz pitted oil cured black olives chopped
2 tbsp capers
handful chopped fresh oregano
2 garlic cloves chopped
handful chopped parsley
5 tbsp lemon juice or
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Place drained lentils in a saucepan. Cover them with three inches of cold water. Bring lentils to a boil, cover the saucepan, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until cooked but not mushy. Drain water and set lentils aside.

Mix together olive pieces, capers, oregano, garlic, parsley, and lentils. Mix lemon juice and olive oil into a dressing with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle on the salad. Serve with warm, crisp bread.


Sep 7th, 2005, 11:33 PM
That sounds really delicious! I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks.

Sep 8th, 2005, 08:44 AM
I might try that but use a can of green or brown lentils - it's quicker! Just rinse the lentils in the can, heat, let them stand to cool, then add the rest. :)