Thursday, September 5, 2013

What Mama's Cooking: Lentil Salad & Lemon Quinoa


I found this great recipe for lentil salad that we have been enjoying for a few years now. I have no clue where I found it, but whoever you are, you did a great job! Long before my Paprika days I had it saved in a Word file on my desktop including my modest alterations.

xx Mama and Molly

Lentil Salad
Ingredients
Broth:
4 cups of vegetable broth
about 6 sprigs of thyme

about 3 sprigs of tarragon
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves


Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin
Juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp agave

1 tsp Dijon mustard
 pepper

11/2 cups DePuy lentils
1/2 purple onion, finely diced
3 whole carrots, chopped
a handful of watercress
2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions
  1. Boil broth ingredients. Add rinsed/picked over lentils and cook until lentils are firm-tender. Drain, cool, remove bay leaves and the stems of the herbs, put in a bowl.
  2. While the lentils are cooking whisk the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Add the vegetables to the lentils and toss with the dressing.


Lemon Quinoa
Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 lemon, zested and juiced
pepper, freshly ground to taste

Directions
  1. Boil the quinoa in the water and when the water has been absorbed mix in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.

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