Here is a tasty version of lentil salad that is a bit different from others already posted. While the salad is ready-to-eat after combining all the ingredients, you can also let it "marinate" in the refrigerator for a couple of hours for the flavours to develop. Remember to taste your feta for saltiness, before you season your salad with salt & pepper. NOTE: Serving size is estimated.
- 1 cup lentils
- 2 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
- 1 bay leaf, small
- 2 celery ribs, chopped fine
- 1 red onion, small, diced fine
- 1 red pepper, diced fine
- 1 cup parsley, fresh, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh, chopped fine
- 1⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
- salt and pepper
- Add lentils, garlic and bay leaf to boiling water and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Discard the garlic and bay leaf.
- Combine the lentils, celery, onion, pepper, parsley and rosemary.
- Whisk the lemon and olive oil together and drizzle over the lentil mixture.
- Add the feta cheese and mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.