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Lentil Salad

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Small
  Whole cloves/1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2
  Lentils 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), rinsed (Uncooked)
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomatoes 3 Medium, chopped
  Green onions 6 , thinly sliced
  Fresh parsley 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), finely chopped, divided
  Fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil crumbled 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Balsamic vinegar/Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
Directions

MAKING
1) Stud the onion with whole cloves or add the ground cloves to water alongwith the other ingredients.
2) In a large saucepan, add the clove-studded onion, lentils, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt and water together.
3) Allow to boil, then simmer covered on a low heat for 25 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
4) Drain the lentils, remove and discard the bay leaf and onion.
5) In a large glass or ceramic bowl, add the lentils, tomatoes, green onions, 1/2 parsley and basil, then gently toss together.
6) In a small bowl, whisk the lemonjuice, vinegar and oil together, then pour over the lentil mixture.
7) Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste, toss gently to mix thoroughly.

SERVING
8) Garnish with rest of the parsley and serve on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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