Recipe by TUNISIANSWIFE
"I tried to duplicate this light, refreshing salad that my Tunisian in-laws make. I put my own 'twist' on this with the addition of lemon zest. Using colorful vegetables makes for a light salad with a beautiful presentation. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs and serve with crusty baguettes."
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1 1/4 cups
2 large cloves
roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
chopped red onion
chopped green bell pepper
small green chile pepper, seeded and chopped
oil-cured black olives
chopped fresh cilantro
salt and ground black pepper to taste
extra-virgin olive oil
hard-cooked eggs, cut in half lengthwise
I made this to take to work for lunch. It's good on its own or with lettuce, which I did to make it a meal. I really like the lemon flavor. I don't care too much for chilled tomatoes, so next time I'll add just before serving or leave them out.
The lemon flavour was overpowering and the other vegetables couldn't compete for the flavours. It does definitely need the olives, though.
HOLY MOLY!! This is an incredible salad! So fresh, it is very refreshing!! I made it as per instructions except minus the onion since I didn't have a red onion on hand and I am 45 miles from the grocery store but the flavor is FAB! If anyone complains that there isn't meat protein in this dish, serve it alongside some tuna and some bread with melted cheese on it!!!
YUMMY!!!! My 11 year old daughter and I just finished making this, and we could not stop "tasting" the warm salad waiting to go in the fridge. I did not have cilantro, though I am sure it would have made it taste even better. Didn't use olives, and put in one extra tomato and red and yellow bell pepper in place of the green. This is so good!!
Good recipe and fully enjoyed. NOTE: You MUST rinse your dried lentils very well before using.
I used double the amount of water as lentils, so I didn't have to drain anything, and used a yellow onion instead of the red variety. Great tasting salad! I'll be making this again.
Aptly named, this colorful lentil salad is indeed refreshing and delicious. I used quartered cherry tomatoes because that is what I had available and I did not bother with the hard boiled eggs. I’m always looking for a unique and tasty side to bring to a barbeque and this fits the bill. It is also wonderful as a light lunch served on a bed of lettuce with peak season sliced tomatoes layered with fresh mozzarella on the side.
This beautiful dish has excellent texture, but i found it in need of a punch of flavor. Increasing the heat with a jalapeno pepper, adding more fresh herbs, or increasing lemon juice might help. I will certainly make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Refreshing Lentil Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
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