Monday, June 05, 2006

How To Make Lentil Salad

First rinse a cup of dry lentils.
Take out any pebbles.
You do not need to buy exotic lentils.
They do not have to be red, orange, black or white.
Just plain old brown ones.
Although the green ones are nice.

Then put the clean lentils in a pot.
Put two and one half cups of water in the pot.
Put two peeled garlic cloves in the pot.
Put a pinch of salt and a bay leaf in the pot.
Cover the pot.

Turn the stove on to high.
When it starts boiling turn it down to a simmer.
Then you let it cook for around thirty minutes.
The lentils should still be holding their shape but not al dente.
It is ok if you cook them a little too long.
Just do not make a habit of it.

Now put a handfull of good greens into each of four bowls.
Scoop out the lentils onto the lettuce.
Pour some good extra virgin olive oil on top.
Then pour some red wine vinegar on top.
Spinkle some salt and pepper on the salad.

Serve the salad with some good crusty bread.
A glass of red wine or apple juice goes well with it.

For dessert slice some pears and apples.
Sprinkle blue cheese and walnuts on top of them.
Then drizzle honey over it all.
You should feel pretty good after this meal.


Blogger Patry Francis said...

Lentils and pears--practically my favorite foods!

9:17 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Patry....I really enjoy lentils. Cooked with sausages, in a salad , on a a soup...and pears...I am getting very hungry!

9:16 AM, June 10, 2006  

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