Spicy Red Lentils With Capers and Currants

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are lentils are delightfully different and will last 10 days or so in the fridge. This recipe makes heaps but they are so very morish. If you like red lentils you'll love this one! (A Belinda Jeffrey's recipe changed slightly to suit my family.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place large saucepan of water on to boil for the lentils.
  2. Check lentils for any stones etc. Place lentils in a fine sieve and run under lots of running water, when water runs clear, give them a good tap on the side of the bench to get rid of excess water.
  3. Tip lentils into saucepan of boiling water, stir them well and cook them for only a couple of minutes, until they are just tender with a hint of firmness (watch them very carefully as they can turn into mush in the space of 30 seconds or so, testing them as you go).
  4. As soon as they are ready pour them into a sieve to drain, shaking them well to get rid of any excess water.
  5. Tip the cooked lentils into the dressing and mix well. Add the currants and the capers, and leave the salad to cool to room temperature, stirring it regularly.
  6. When you are ready to serve, pile it onto a plate/bowl and sprinle some onion slithers and parsley leaves over the top.
Most Helpful

This is excellent! Just made a 1/2 recipe as that's all the red lentils I had. If I didn't have to save it for dinner I'd eat half of it now! The flavor combination of salty and sweet is great with the earthy flavor of the lentils. It's ready in a snap and will be awesome to pack for lunch at work. I also like that the proportions are in mL and g.

swiersem February 24, 2013

this is my favorite lentil recipe ever. even better the next day! the mix of textures and salty/sweet/earthy is absolutely perfect.

Abi Fae October 12, 2009

Awesome! This is a very simple way to use lentils.

ladyroseofrohan August 05, 2009