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Marinated Lentil Salad

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Ingredients
  Lentils 11 Ounce
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Cayenne pepper flakes To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely minced
  Water 2 Quart
  Salt To Taste
  Bay leaves 2
  Wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato wedges 4 (for garnish)
  Olives 4 (for garnish)
  Watercress sprigs/Parsley sprigs 4 (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a bowl, add lentils and water and soak it overnight. Or quickly-soak the lentils and drain out.

MAKING
2. Take out a cup of lentils and add them to 2 cups of water.
3. Add ½ of the onion and a few cayenne flakes.
4. Cook at low heat for about 1 ½ hours, and cool.
5. Take a large pot and put remaining lentils.
6. Take a saucepan and add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute the remaining onions, and stir into lentils.
7. Stir in garlic and saute in the same oil for about 2 minutes, then stir it to the lentils.
8. Stir in salt, water, bay leaves to the lentils and cook on low heat for about 1 ½ hours until the lentils are soft and cool.
9. Blend the 2 lentil mixtures.
10. Stir in lemon juice, vinegar, 2 tbsp oil, salt, and pepper, and allow the flavors to mix.
11. Spoon the dressing over the lentils, chill, and garnish.

SERVING
12. Serve the marinated lentil salad over the lettuce greens.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes

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