Marinated Lentil Salad

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Jan. 10, 2012

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
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1570Calories from Fat 320

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 583 mg24.29%

Total Carbohydrates 229 g76.3%

Dietary Fiber 103 g412%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 86 g172%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet