My friend's mom, Jody, had some leftover lentil salad in her refrigerator when I was spending a weekend there. I had some for lunch, and after that, I kept sneaking a spoonful every time I was in the kitchen. When I left I asked for the recipe. Here it is! It's very forgiving -- don't worry if you don't have the exact right amount of everything. It can be served hot or cold. Perfect to bring to a potluck or a picnic, or just to keep around as a side dish.