Turkish Lentil Salad (Adas Salatasi)

"You can garnish as you desire with chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumbers or feta cheese. If your lemons are large, one will do."
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  • Cook lentils over medium heat simmer covered 20-30 minute Do not overcook, drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat, add onion and cook until translucent, add garlic & cumin, cook another minute.
  • Place lentils in a large bowl, add onions, cumin & stir in lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with tomatoes, olives, cheese or cucumbers.

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  1. Annacia
    This made a grand summer lunch. I cooked the lentils in the morning and than finished it up later. The flavors are marvelous while a little goes a long way in the tummy you just don't want to stop, I'm not sure if thats a good or bad thing LOL. Also it makes a lot, I made a single serving and there is half of it left to chill until tomorrow.
  2. UmmBinat
    This is delicious! I used brown Turkish lentils, extra virgin olive oil, a bit more garlic than called for, lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, cocktail tomatoes, gourmet black olives, goat's milk feta cheese & English cucumber plus the rest. I will make this again!! Made for ZWT6, Sand & Spices - Meatless Meets Middle East Challenge.
  3. lindseylcw
    Delicious use of lentils, made exactly as written and the seasoning was just right, thank you. Made for ZWT6
  4. MomLuvs6
    This salad was enjoyed by all, even my two young sons. Loved the lemon flavor through out with the hint of cumin. Definitely a new way to eat lentils. Thank You. Made for ZWT6 for the No-Nonsense Nibblers
  5. Darkhunter
    I've had some lentils around for a while and didn't want to fix them the same old way.......This is the best use of lentils I've found! I used all of the options and couldn't get enough. Thnx, so much, BakinBaby, for giving me a taste for lentils. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds during ZWT 6.



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