Thursday, November 13, 2014

Simple and Delicious Green Lentil Salad with Herbs - Maydanozlu Yeşil Mercimek Salatası

 Green Lentil Salad with Herbs

My friend Zinnur, ever so busy, somehow always finds time to get the friends together at her house. This salad was everybody's favorite at the last dinner party she had. Simple, yet delicious lentil salad. Cumin gives the salad its authentic Middle Eastern flavor and of course as a natural remedy for gas and indigestion, it goes very well with lentils as it does with beans. Cumin also has antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-diabetic properties. So, enjoy the flavor and feel good about eating this salad.

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 table spoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 45-5 green onions (about 1/2 cup), finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium high heat. Add rinsed lentils and a teaspoon of salt, stir. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and let it simmer until lentils are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, do NOT rinse lentils; place them in a bowl. Add olive oil while lentils are still hot. This allows lentils absorb the flavor. Wait until lentils cool down to room temperature. Taste the lentils, if they need salt, add salt to your taste. Add all other ingredients, gently stir with a spoon. Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with a few sprigs of parsley. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Afiyet olsun! Bon Appetit!

Dry Green Lentils

Green onions, parsley and cumin

Green Lentil Salad ready to be tossed

Green Lentil Salad with Herbs


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