The Best Lentil Salad, Ever

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I work with people who love food which is why I knew I had to make something really delicious for our team lunch when everyone brought in one of their favorite dishes. I chose this lentil salad because I knew it would transport well, looks beautiful, and tastes even better. This is not only one of my favorite things to make, but it’s also incredibly delicious and lasts about a week in the fridge. I like to pile a scoop onto a bed of arugula and take it for lunch– an incredible salad with only two components? Best thing ever.

IMG_4196.jpgMy lunch for an entire week and I couldn’t be happier about it!

Recipe for The Best Lentil Salad, Ever (adapted from My New Roots)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup multicolored carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs mustard
  • 1 tsp each, salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground corriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Method

  1. Rinse the lentils, place in a pot, and cover with about 4 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes. Lentils should be al dente. As Sarah from My New Roots says, “Overcooking the lentils is the death of this dish.”
  2. While the lentils are cooking, make the dressing by combining the last 11 ingredients in a jar and shaking vigorously to emulsify.
  3. When the lentils are cooked, drain them and run some cold water over to stop the cooking.
  4. Place everything in your favorite bowl and gently toss.
  5. Sprinkle a little extra feta and fresh parsley on top, serve, and enjoy!

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