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A really tasty salad which - because it's also so nutritious - I'll certainly make again. First, I confess to having cheated with the first few steps. I used canned lentils, well-drained of course. Because I was going to leave out the cayenne pepper - having zero tolerance of hot spices and therefore profound wariness of even a pinch of cayenne pepper - I consulted the Zaar Kitchen Dictionary for some ideas. I settled on halving the yoghurt and adding feta and lemon zest, and I followed Engrossed's suggestion of adding some cucumber, which I sliced, then chopped. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Engrossed!

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bluemoon downunder August 18, 2008

I liked this easy, healthy salad! I'm also trying to eat more lentils and I'm always trying new recipes! I also felt that the gloves was too much and next time I'll all a tomato. After these adjustements it will be a keeper. Thanks Engrossed for sharing!

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katia July 25, 2007

This is ok. It was very garlicky. Not bad, just not something I really enjoyed eating. I think it may be because of the texture, or it might be the tang of the yogurt in combination with the texture. It was worth trying, but not something I think I'll make again. Thanks for posting.

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ladypit June 11, 2007

I cooked up the lentils, just as they need to be cooked to remain whole and not be too mushy. When they were still warm, I added fresh crushed garlic, a large pinch of cayenne, fresh thyme, fresh cilantro, and salt and pepper. When this was cooled, I added the yoghurt. This was quite good! It makes a lovely lentil salad.

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Mme M May 19, 2007

I halved the recipe and cooked for 25 min. as stated and they came out mushy. I mixed it in the rest of the ingred. anyways and cooked 1/3 C more lentils at 15 minutes. I stirred those in and it was still more of a soupy dip consistency. I think the yogurt needs to be reduced quite a bit. Maybe 1 cup lentils and 1 cup yogurt. The flavor is good though, with the thyme coming through. Not sure how your picture came out so nice! It almost looks like you used chickpeas.

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WI Cheesehead January 20, 2007
Lentil and Yogurt Salad