During the hot summer months, there couldn’t be a better time to make this refreshing and delicious Mediterranean Lentil Salad. It works great as a side dish for your next cookout, or perfect as an easy and healthy snack any time of day.
This recipe uses Hurst’s French Green Lentils. While any type of lentil would work for this dish, it’s best to use a “whole” variety rather than a “split” because they will hold their shape and not break down during cooking. One of the great things about this healthy dish is how quickly it can be made. In less than a 1/2 hour everything can be prepped, mixed, and left in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
1 lb. french green (or other whole variety) lentils
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp. Penzey’s “Mural of Flavor” seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. clove
Salt and pepper to taste