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Warm lentil salad is a protein-packed alternative side dish to starchy potatoes or rice. For a pretty presentation, pack the salad in small ramekins, then invert onto plates and garnish with a cucumber slice and a halved cherry tomato.
Place lentils in saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, partially covered, 25 to 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain.
To make Dressing: Place garlic clove on cutting board. Sprinkle with salt. Mash into paste with side of chefs knife. Transfer to bowl. Whisk in oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
To make Salad: Toss lentils in Dressing. Cool to room temperature. Stir in cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and dill.
- Calories 275
- Carbohydrate Content 22 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 19 g
- Fiber Content 5 g
- Protein Content 7 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2.5 g
- Sodium Content 200 mg
- Sugar Content 3 g