i have made this salad several times now and love it! i use the french puy lentils but don't cook them as long as the recipe states. i use dried mint, and also reduce the garlic since in this recipe it is not cooked. i founf that this makes great leftovers, the flavors blend and intensify. i plan to make this a lot over the summer.
This was really good. I didn't know what to expect since it is my first experience with lentil salad, but it certainly won't be the last. The only change I made to the recipe was to lower the amount of oil. I do agree with one review that it is best served in smaller quantities since it is quite bold. I will be making this again.
I liked this. It was easy to prepare as I had all of the ingredients on hand. I used mint AND fresh basil. I cut out 1 tablespoon each of the oil and lemon juice and it was just right. I brought the lentils to a boil and then turned them down to a very low simmer for 25 minutes. They were almost a little too soft but most of them held their shape really well. I poured ice water over them to stop the cooking process. Good recipe and good for you, too.
Simply delicious and so easy! I'd definitely recommend using fresh mint if you can get it; fortunately we have some spearmint growing in our garden. Perfect dish for a steamy summer day.
Delicious! I used a package of pre-cooked lentils that I bought at Trader Joe's, so the prep was a snap. I made exactly as written and it was a big hit!
Delicious with our without the cheese.
This is amazing. I nixed the mint and added english cucumber. My only regret is that I didn't have enough feta cheese.....
I made this recipe to take to a softball club BBQ. It was an outstanding success and voted best salad at the BBQ. So would recommend it as an economical, easy to make and delicious dish with a colourful presentation.
oh, I loved this salad. I prepared the dressing separately and only added what I needed which was probably about half. It needs lots of freshly ground black pepper. I used green lentils and it was so nice even though I only had about 4oz of feta. I made mine at the start of the week and it kept well in the fridge for a couple of days. One lot of left-overs I added some cherry tomatoes and on another portion I added some diced fresh beetroot (OMG that made it even better). Dont omit the mint as it makes this salad. It was lovely to eat something that tasted so sinful yet it really good for you!!!!!!! Thanks Mindy xxx
The girlfriend was so-so on this, but I enjoyed it. I think it would make a healthy and economical addition to a BBQ or picnic. The meat-eaters in out family LOVE grilled lamb and I bet that this would be a hit as a side dish.