All of the richness that comes with the month of December is wonderful and delicious, but some days I just need a break from it all. I still want something filling and flavorful that will satisfy me. That's where legumes come into play for me – specifically, lentils. This salad incorporates classic French flavors, including whole grain mustard, onions, carrots, parsley, and french lentils. I added steamed potatoes because I wanted the salad to be slightly more substantial and have variation of texture, but this is definitely optional.
This salad is much, much better cold and on the second day when the flavors have had a chance to party together overnight in a refrigerator. It makes for a great protein-packed lunch, and you'll find yourself craving it all hours of the day. For the recipe, keep reading.
From Camilla Salem, YumSugar Ingredients 1-1/2 cups of French green lentils, rinsed Directions This is one of those salads that you can throw together depending on what your taste preferences are. Serves 6-8.
French Lentil Salad
2 to 3 cups marble potatoes, quartered
3 carrots, peeled and finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1/3 cup of parsley, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
From Camilla Salem, YumSugar
1-1/2 cups of French green lentils, rinsed
This is one of those salads that you can throw together depending on what your taste preferences are.