Lentil Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry brown lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.
  2. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until lentils are tender but not mushy, about 16 to 20 minutes.
  4. Drain lentils and discard bay leaf.
  5. Place in a large work bowl with carrots, celery, red pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  6. Toss to combine and serve chilled or room temperature.
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