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French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

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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  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 533 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Reviews

ozecook
6
2/14/2014

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

katiekay79
6
8/25/2013

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.

happy cook
4
3/7/2013

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.