Sounds INCREDIBLE and right up my alley. It’s great to make the day before and assemble the day of when I have a bunch of guests too, always a huge hit. Full of protein! Served on a bed of spinach, best lunch ever! Letting it sit in the fridge overnight, though, took it to a whole new level. Drain, set aside to cool, and discard the garlic. Wow! I love lentils, he hates them. Recipes. It’s funny but I am all over poached eggs on EVERYTHING lately but not on this gorgeous salad which we will remedy very soon I think…. I happened to have nearly everything in the house to make this (including the preserved lemon!). I was thinking about buying one if I could use it for both coffee and spices. I am so excited to discover you and your blog. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Does this salad keep if there are leftovers? I paired it with marinated-grilled chicken. Super yummy! Oh my. Also, I was unable to find a sour gherkin so used a spicy dill pickle, McClures for those who are lucky enough to have come across them. And then her book swept mine in the final round of a cookbook competition and I knew from reading the gushing praise bestowed on it by an entire series of independent reviewers that I was the one missing out. Your email address will not be published. This was the perfect cold day dish- yummy, warm, and filling… My baby, three year old, and husband (who “doesn’t love lentils”) all thought it was great too! Deb – this salad is delicious! now i’m looking forward to monday! It’s taking everything I’ve got not to go eat tomorrow’s lunch as well. Love the store. I’d venture out in the NYC cold for this “surprise” ingredient. I didn’t have chickpeas in the apartment, but I did have a head of kale. Only issue was I did as instructed with the potatoes and they were still crisp. I used Goya pigeon peas because I couldn’t find the nice don’t-fall-apart lentils, but these beans held together perfectly and tasted great. butternut squash salad with farro and pepitas. I added extra lemon juice, lots of extra herbs (at least doubled, both cilantro and parsley because I had them already), and extra feta (but no additional salt). I was just thinking about making lunch. Love the ideas of a bit of crunch/bite with the capers and cornichons. If nothing else, the smell of freshly ground toasted coriander — wowza! Most of the vegetarians and vegans I know are extremely thoughtful, reflective people for whom the choice to not eat meat is a difficult and deliberate ethical position, and not an arbitrary taste preference or juvenile aversion to the ‘icky.’. Even more when someone says, “cute glasses, can I try them on?”. No dice either with Murray’s (which has a decent selection of dry goods), Kalustyans (loads of lentils, no lentils du Puy). It sounds like the kind of thing you’d eat because you ought to, and “ought to’s” rarely make for delicious eating. I don’t mind dealing with 500 ingredients and a fussy recipe if it’s easy and going to turn out lovely, and it did. Pour in the tahini dressing and toss it all together really well, then stir in the onion-feta mixture. approach to a farro salad that's as good cold as it is warm -- with an egg on top, crispy crumbs, or even burrata -- that I am always grateful to have around. Of course you can. I’ve tried a few things from Bloomfield’s book (all with excellent results) but had kind of skipped over this one for absolutely no good reason. I remember eating a really simple-looking puy lentil dish in San Sebastian, it was so simple but amazingly delicious because of the garlic & spices it was prepared with and puy lentils have been a pantry staple ever since–the flavour’s amazing and complex in how it absorbs and merges with different aromas. I looove pickles! Or perhaps…I should just stick with the French diet..lol! I love falafel, but don’t want the box mixes. I simplified the assembly process a little and actually skipped the preserved lemon because neither my husband nor I are very into them, and hey, we’re the ones eating the dish. This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks – you’re my favourite food blog. It’s definitely a keeper. It’s delicious. Absolutely delicious. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. As usual, made some modifications to decrease overall fat and increase the protein/fiber. Warm roast pumpkin and lentil salad. 1 lb Broccolini or regular broccoli. I’d like to make it vegan family- any recommendations to replace the feta? Very inspirational, as always! your son is adorable! Thanks. I had shallots in the fridge and assume it would be just as good without one. if i make it again though, i’ll probably add more cornichons and capers and dijon and garlic — all the flavourful stuff. Unfortunately we murdered the lentils a little (they went from not cooked at all, to overcooked very quickly or so it seemed), but it was still quite delicious. 1.1k. If only more people could have that perspective regarding issues and ideas where disagreement is inevitable. I love reading your blog. Or just leave it out? I mean, they’re not, but it’s cooooold. Wasn’t sure what to do with the chickpeas in my pantry but this would be lovely! I am all over the snout to tail idea and this salad? I got the book and immediately made the mushroom tart, the caramelized onion & butternut squash tart , and the broccoli slaw for New Year’s Day brunch. You are a gift to all of us! I “flagged” a number of them, and then took it to the copier at the library before returning it. Much he went and bought the ingredients and made a batch himself. Phoebe made one last week and it disappeared so … However, I did pick up a bag of tiny green lentils at my local Aldi (on sale, and expiry date in the distant future), and have been looking for recipes in which to use ’em. How serendipitous. Thank you for posting. I have the same lentils brand! A Montana spring is a teaser, finally the snow has melted to the ground (dog poop everywhere), and then the snow comes back. I’ve ordered them online from this store, which is located in NYC, to my frustration, but they are only online, no storefront. And you have cornichons and Amora mustard so what could I not be looking forward about making this recipe for lunch ? So, thanks! Thanks! But she uses a series of techniques to make these humble ingredients one of the most intense and complexly flavored salad experiences I’ve ever made at home. you had me at tiny pickles and huge capers. I know they exist in this great big city of ours, but the French green lentils I bought at Whole Foods weren’t right, and Buon Italia in Chelsea Market (my go-to for Italian ingredients) didn’t have lentils last time I was there, and doesn’t seem to sell them through their website. Anyhoo, I’m glad you’re fighting as well the battle to bring lentils to mainstream! Can’t wait to try this! However, I am thinking that wouldn’t be tasty in this recipe. That’s good to know, Katherine, about the roasted potatoes losing their crunch. But you see, broccoli rubble in itself was a solution to another problem and perhaps we’ve created a monster, but it’s a delici… Recipe by smitten kitchen. Deb, I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing, thank you! Next time I’ll probably leave the herbs and sesame to sprinkle on the top. I toasted pre-ground spices and I left out the preserved lemon (didn’t have any) and feta (dairy sensitivity). Oops. May those eyes staring at you (and that make you so uncomfortable) remind you that an animal’s life was sacrificed for your enjoyment/sustenance so savor every part of it and try not to waste it! 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Ingredients. Served it on top of some baby arugula and added avocado. Awesome! In a small bowl for your dressing, combined the mashed garlic, tahini, 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the ground coriander-and-cumin mixture and 2 tablespoons water. :) Maybe just because I’ve had a lot of good bean & pulse salads, but still. Healthy. Serve, and don’t forget to share. Is that true of recipes calling for techini generally. Simmer the lentils over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm-tender. While the lentils are still warm, add them to the dressing. Finally a use for the awesome dill pickles I picked up a farmer’s market! Look gorgeous. I was never a lentil fan, but your version of the lentil and butternut squash salad is one of the things that converted me to the awesomeness of de Puy! Mmmmmmmm…… this reminds me of my mom’s cooking so much! Would it be okay chilled? I have a couple mortar and pestles that I have never used before and am excited to try them out. It sat there among the potato salads and baked beans and I heard people whispering “What is THAT?”. Thank you! So many of your recipes have the bold flavours I love, and this recipe is typical of many I’m drawn to here. And I love Karen C.’s suggestion to use horseradish, too, for a little more heat. Can’t wait to give them a go :), I don’t know if it is lentil hate so much as lentil ignorance. Both are delicious but my personal favourite was your kale salad Deb – so so good – I couldn’t stop eating it :). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I had regular baby potatoes so just went with those, may have overcooked them a smidge because I drained them at 15 mins but left them in the pot with lid on. Can’t say I’m a fan of lentils (in fact, rather detest them after many forced “Lentil Soup” dinners growing up), but if anyone’s recipe was going to make me a convert it would be yours. I used a cocktail muddler in a bowl—it worked! Cara. I make something very similar. This was unsurprisingly surprisingly good. And makes it more filling. And Indian cooking already trained me in the importance of toasting your spices right before grinding. I love lentils but this was even better than I thought it would be. Thank you! Looks like many people have made it already, so I’m going to try it out this weekend, even though Spring has still not arrived in the UK yet! I posted it on my Facebook page with full credit to you of course….this is such a simple and easy recipe and I can’t wait to see how it tastes cold! This dish was a disaster as a result. It wasn’t very pretty to look at, but it was certainly delicious. It’s just the way you are. Lentils are actually one of my favorite things (not just foods). My family is already tired of my lentil love, and in California it’s warm and sunny, not really lentil weather …. Amazing, just wanted to share! Well seeing how I love every other ingredient I am definitely willing to give lentils a try this way. The addition of capers is fantastic. What to serve with lentil salad. I too find it problematic. I just made this and absolutely loved it. You should try her goat cheese souffle next- heavenly and also keeps its height for a long time. Any suggestions fo a substitute? You might prefer scallions or shallots, both of which are milder. I just have to thank you for hosting the only place I can come for recipes in and out of fasting seasons: you have great vegan stuff AND great meaty / cheesy stuff, so I just bookmark some of them some of the time and make them later! Next time I might chop the red onion instead of the half moons to change texture. This looks really good – I’m a big fan of your cranberry bean salad too! Makes it so so easy to eat more beans, even my meat loving boyfriend asks me to make this. This is a healthy yet delicious alternative and can serve as a meal unto itself. All I added were some quartered hard-boiled eggs on the side, to make it a full meal. I made this yesterday for a bbq side, and it turned out pretty well! I just start cooking, and follow the steps, and it’s done. This soup seems absolutely wonderful!! Put in a small saucepan and cover with the chicken broth. This is not aimed at you, Deb, but just a thought experiment for your thoughtful readers. What I meant to say is that your sense of taste and adventure inspire me! A handful of small, delicate cilantro or flat-leaf parsley sprigs I would definitely make this again though and cut back on the salt. You always surprise me with your recipes and then I’m even more surprised that I actually make them at home. Hey Deb…any fun Russian snack suggestions for an Olympic party? More cilantro? In fact, I get the point of what you were saying about thinking maybe the animal was still alive, as it harkens to representations Not everyone eats meat, those who do may not eat pork products, and even those who do may not want to see their food staring back at them. ;). Just made this last night for dinner and it was amazing. I used a box of trader joe’s cooked lentils to speed things up, and it was fantastic! We LOVED this salad. So over the years, I have found that horseradish makes a reasonable substitution in most recipes. Or maybe a better question, would this be a recipe that would get a lentil-phobe to change her mind? [Vegan Recipes on Smitten Kitchen] [Vegetarian Recipes on Smitten Kitchen], One year ago: Intensely Chocolate Sables Cover with cold water and soak 10 minutes; drain. Thank you SO much for addressing the “sprout in garlic cloves” issue. Do you think I can try this salad using “pardina” lentils? Dinner is ready in less than 10 minutes. There’s nothing so satisfying as a hearty salad chock-full of intriguing bits of nuts, fruit, cheese, and perhaps a seductive handful of bacon. I had some string beans and feta hanging around so added them because, why not? Recipes. ;). I made a “healthy” version of this and OMG IT IS SO GOOD. I just thought we might all need some beans and legumes (first) after all that holiday eating. Red lentils break down almost completely when cooked so I wouldn’t try to use them for this. The red onions here are soaked briefly in vinegar too. We had it as main with nothing on the side. Sad. Assemble your salad. Its incredible and definitely worth all of the extra steps. Thanks! They also taste great with Teriyaki sauce ;). Only makes 3 lunch servings if you can’t stop snacking because its so good. Pickles/cornichons have a way of overpowering other flavors for me, so I substituted thinly sliced fennel tossed in lemon juice. I’m usually not a fan of chickpeas, but this looks really delicious (and healthy). Just a shortcut if you aren’t into cooking all the way from scratch…. When I bought the book last week, I immediately ran off to the back room to hide with it for a while and proceeded to fall deeply, immensely in love. I have never had lentils but bought some red ones recently to give them a try. Nuts about food — Bloomfield doesn’t say why but I suspect it’s because already-cooked lentils are not wonderful at all, but very good canned beans exist (I swear by Goya). Serve alone, with a soft-cooked egg on top, or as a side to a larger roast, chop or sausages. I finally got my husband to stop saying blech every time I wanted some coffee. got halfway through when i realised i had been foiled by the metric system! So I just threw them together, added some pimped dressing and hope it s gonna be tasty enough for tomorrows lunch :) But since the green looks very nice on top, I am going to add some chopped parsley as well tomorrow. I definitely recommend the preserved lemon – it adds a briny/slightly pickled flavor which is awesome. Being vegetarian, I am soooo thrilled to see such an awesome salad on here with such great flavors! You must have heard me through the universe, because all I was craving through this snowstorm, rather than chili or stew as per usual, were lentils, potatoes, and so many cornichons. 1 cup dry small green lentils (see Note up top for varieties) Jessica — Do you mind mustard powder? 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