The recipe for this simple lentil salad is from The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters. In the headnotes she explains that French green lentils or black beluga lentils are best for lentil salad because they have lots of flavor and hold their shape. In may take a little extra effort, but it’s worth seeking them out.
If you are short on time, a great alternative is the already cooked lentils available at Trader Joes. They are one of my go-to prepared foods for busy weekday nights.
Alice Waters’ Simple Lentil Salad
Simple Lentil Salad
A simple salad of cooked lentils tossed with red wine vinegar, olive oil, scallions and parsely
Author: Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Salad, Side Dish
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup): 176 calories, 7.4 g fat, 19.7 g carbs, 9.9 g fiber, 8.4 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
Variations: *Add ½ cup diced cucumber *Add ¼ cup diced sweet red pepper *Garnish with ½ cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
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