French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe
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French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

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"Great side dish. French lentils (also called puy lentils) have a wonderful earthy flavor. You can't substitute regular green/brown lentils. They are expensive but usually affordable at your local food co-op. Goat cheese has a creamier texture than feta. I like to add grape tomatoes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Combine sherry vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and minced garlic in a jar with a lid and shake until blended. Set aside.
  2. Place lentils, chicken broth, water, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the lentils are just tender to the bite, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from heat, drain, and cool for at least 30 minutes. Transfer cooled lentils to a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the dressing, chives, and cilantro; mix well. If you're serving the salad immediately, add the goat cheese and tomatoes. If you're preparing the recipe ahead of time, refrigerate the salad and add the goat cheese and tomatoes just before serving.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You may substitute balsamic vinegar, vegetable stock, and feta cheese for the sherry vinegar, chicken stock, and goat cheese, if you prefer.
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Reviews More Reviews

Feb 14, 2014

I used 2TB of olive oil, and tried the feta and balsamic option. The whole family loved it. Delicious and easy.

 
Aug 25, 2013

I love this recipe, it was wonderful. I followed the recipes but, I did omitted the grape tomatoes. My husband, who is 100% meat and potatoes kinda guy, he said I understand why you like it. That pretty much means he wont eat it but it wasn't horrible. This is recipe is one you can make and keep in the fridge. It stores well so you can have a yummy pre-made side dish for the next few days.

 

6 Ratings

Mar 07, 2013

I followed this recipe exactly, i did really like the french lentils.I did not like the flavor. I have used sherry vinegar before but I think this recipe could use something warmer in flavor.

 
Feb 28, 2013

So easy to make and delicious!! I am no cook and I pulled this off with my man (who can cook) and it was a huge success. New family favorite now!

 
Jun 07, 2013

I loved this recipe. I made it as written and my husband ate all the leftovers while I was at work the next day! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a new side dish!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 9.3 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 533 mg
  • 21%

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

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