Simple Lentil Salad

Total Time
1hr 30mins
15 mins
1 hr 15 mins

I adapted this recipe from my friend Marian and Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery recipes. This is a great refreshing salad in the Summer.

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  1. Wash lentils.
  2. Add water to cover lentils, boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Add whole onion (studded with cloves), salt, and bay leaf.
  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour.
  5. Bring to boil and cover.
  6. Simmer gently (to prevent breaking) for about 15 minutes (until tender, do not overcook).
  7. Drain, remove bay leaf and onion, then cool.
  8. Add scallions and parsley.
  9. Whisk olive oil and lemon juice to make an emulsion.
  10. Pour over lentil mixture and toss.
  11. Chill and serve.