Mediterranean Lentil Salad

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Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

I like this salad chilled and served on a bed of lettuce.

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  1. Rinse the lentils thoroughly.
  2. Add lentils, water, bay leaves, thyme, and garlic to a medium saucepan; bring the mixture to boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring frequently.
  4. In a small bowl, add the sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water to cover; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, add the celery, bell peppers, onions, and parsley.
  6. In another smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  7. When the sun-dried tomatoes are softened, drain them, mince them and add to the vegetables.
  8. Drain the lentils, discarding the bay leaves.
  9. Add the lentils and dressing to the vegetables; toss to coat.
  10. Serve immediately or cover, chill and serve later.