Turkish Lentil Salad

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Ingredients:

  • Dried Lentils – 1 1/2 cups
  • Olive Oil – 4 tblsp
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tblsp
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Tomatoes – 2, large, deseeded, chopped
  • Salad Onion – 1, small, finely chopped
  • Garlic – 1 clove, finely chopped
  • Basil Leaves – 2 tblsp
  • Parsley – 2 tblsp
  • Kalamata Olives – 10
  • Capers – 1 1/2 tblsp, drained
  • Feta Cheese – 2 tblsp, diced

Method:

  1. Rinse the lentils and boil in unsalted water till tender.
  2. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add 2 tblsp of olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stir well and keep aside.
  6. Combine the remaining olive oil and lemon juice with the tomato, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
  7. Add to the lentils and stir.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish.
  9. Garnish with olives, capers and cheese.
  10. Serve.

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