French Lentil Salad

In honour of meatless Monday, I want to share with you one of my favourite recipes I love to make. It is a French lentil salad with feta and cranberries. It’s so filling, plus the servings are huge and it’s only suppose to feed 4 people! I sometimes have leftovers!

The nice thing about the lentil salad, is that it still tastes good the next day!

 

 

French Lentil Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup French Lentils, picked and rinsed well
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 5 0z. or 4 cups of arugula
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced thin

For Dressing

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

  1. Place lentils in a 2 quart sauce pan with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally( I add the onions in with the lentils since Jodie doesn’t like raw onion. I prefer raw in my salad). Strain well and place back in pot.
  2. While lentils are cooking, make the dressing. Whisk together garlic, honey, dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss lentils with dressing and add in red onion(if you didn’t cook it with the lentils) and arugula. Plate and garnish with feta, cranberries, almonds/walnuts and basil.

Serves 4

If you make this salad, share on Instagram and tag me @jenniferpickeringfashion.

BTW, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Homemade Peanut Butter.

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