Cold Lentil Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cold Lentil Salad Recipe
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Cold Lentil Salad

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"This lentil salad is very simple and yet very tasty. It is perfect for picnics and summer gatherings. If you grow fresh herbs and tomatoes, it will come out even better. It is appropriate for vegan, gluten-free, and generally healthy eating."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Peel outer skins from garlic bulbs and cut about 1/4 inch from the top of each bulb to expose cloves; place each bulb onto a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle each with about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, and wrap garlic bulbs in the foil. Place wrapped bulbs into a baking dish.
  3. Bake garlic in the preheated oven until soft, about 30 minutes. Let bulbs cool.
  4. Place lentils into a 5-quart pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes; stir occasionally. Drain lentils in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water to cool; drain again.
  5. Break garlic bulbs apart and squeeze cloves to release cooked garlic. Place garlic into a large salad bowl and add grape tomatoes, parsley, and green onions. Whisk balsamic vinegar with 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Fold lentils into tomato mixture and pour dressing over salad; gently toss to coat. Keep refrigerated until serving time.
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Aug 04, 2014

I tried this on a whim when the hubster wasn't home. It was great! Very satisfying; very easy. I added some feta cheese just because I had some, and it blended in well.

 
Apr 29, 2015

My husband and I both loved this! Made it for lunch for the week. Added cucumbers and feta.

 

4 Ratings

Feb 22, 2015

Not bad but not worth repeating

 
Jan 19, 2015

You will really enjoy this salad. try it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 8.6 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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