German Lentil Salad (Linsensalat)

"Adapted from a recipe found on the website, and posted for the 2006 Zaar World Tour. The recipe did not specify what sort of vinegar or mustard, so use your favourites."
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  • Cook the lentils in salted water for 20 minutes or until they are soft.
  • Put all the dressing ingredients into a small jar, cover with the lid, and shake until they are well-combined.
  • Chop the carrots into tiny cubes, and sauté the carrots and minced garlic lightly in olive oil; remove the pan from the heat and add the parsley and the lentils, and toss them with the dressing; and serve at room temperature.

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  1. hollyfrolly
    Used all raw ingredients (i did cook the beans) :) and added purple cabbage. Total deliciousness.... My new favorite salad.
  2. Garlic Chick
    Super! I made this delicious salad a couple days ago to take to a party. I made as stated except did not have parsley, so used about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro instead. One mistake I made was that the directions said to cook the lentils for about 20 minutes but the package said 35 to 40 minutes. I cooked mine for 35 and without stirring so the ones on the bottom were a bit mushier than I would have liked. Next time I will stick with the 20 to 25 minutes and stir the lentils once in a while. I love the dressing, too! Thanks for posting this great recipe, bluemoon downunder, I appreciate it!
  3. Lucky in Bayview
    Very unique salad. Super easy to put together. I think I may have added too much cinnamon. But, Hubby liked it anyway. I love that it can be served at room temp. Thanks for posting.
  4. ladyfingers
    Reading the ingredients, I had serious reservations. First off, I don't even like parsley, but do know it is an often overlooked green that deserves more attention than it gets. Second, cinnamon? My fears were unfounded. This salad tastes great, and now that I have found it, this recipe will be made often. I followed it to the T, using Heinz salad vinegar and poupon mustard. By the way, for those like me who aren't metric savvy, 250 grams is about 1 cup. Thanks for an unusual, healthy, attractive and easy salad.
  5. Cheff Steff
    Up until tonight I thought my MIL made the best Lentil Salad, but not now! This was fantastic. Loved it!


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