Lentil and Orzo Salad

Recipe by Dee514
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add the orzo and boil for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain, and toss with 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil.
  • Spread the orzo onto a sheet pan, and cool in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, place the lentils, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, and salt into a large pot, and add enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a simmer, and cook until lentils are just tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Drain, and discard the carrots, celery, onions, and bay leaf.
  • Mix the lentils and the cooled orzo in a large salad bowl.
  • Add the cucumber, tomato, parsley, almonds, mint, basil, lemon juice, and remaining oil.
  • Toss until combined, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside to allow the flavors to develop for at least 1 hour before serving.
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