Baby Spinach and Lentil Salad

"------Lentils are very versatile and packed with protein and fiber. This is delicious served over baby spinach or mixed greens. Developed for RSC #9.------"
 
Baby Spinach and Lentil Salad created by Debi9400
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  • Sort and wash lentils, place in a pan with bay leaf, cinnamon stick and stock.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain, discarding the bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • While the lentils are cooking, place the minced garlic and onion in a small skillet adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of the lentil cooking liquid; cook the onions and garlic until soft and lightly browned.
  • Place the lentils in a large bowl adding the olives through parsley; stir in cooked onion and garlic.
  • Combine the fennel seeds, oregano and red pepper flakes, crushing to release the flavors; add to the lentil mixture.
  • Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Add feta cheese and mix to combine, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chill for several hours before serving.
  • Divide the salad greens among chilled plates and top with lentil salad mixiture.
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  1. Marina K
    I finally got around to making this, and we were not disappointed! I made it with a few modifications: one whole onion, no garlic, no olives, one whole green pepper, a pint of cherry tomatoes (halved) instead of the roma, caraway for the fennel, basil for the oregano. Thanks for a delicious, and nutritious summer meal.
     
  2. Debi9400
    Baby Spinach and Lentil Salad Created by Debi9400
  3. Debi9400
    This is tasty! I loved it but DH is not a lentil fan so he did not. He was in the minority though! I don't know if it made a difference but I could not get brown lentils here so used red. It was excellent with the fresh spinach. Made for ZWT4
     
  4. Podkayne
    This made a great main-dish salad with some fresh bread on the side. The combination of spices was very well-chosen. My husband's favorite part was the flavor of the olives, and I really enjoyed the feta.
     
  5. PaulaG
    Baby Spinach and Lentil Salad Created by PaulaG
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