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Lentil Walnut Salad

Lentil Walnut Salad
Recipe Date:
August 19, 2022
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Imperial (US)
  • 2 1/2 cups Beluga or French green lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tbsps sherry vinegar
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 chopped Castelveltrano or green olives
  • 2 tbsps walnut oil
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Notes: If you have trouble finding Sherry Vinegar, Rice Vinegar is a great and easy to find alternative! 
  1. Sort and rinse the lentils.
  2. Place lentils and water in a heavy bottom soup pot. Bring to a boil.
  3. Turn heat to medium and cook just until tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Place lentils in a colander to drain off excess water. Place cooked lentils in a large mixing bowl to cool. Once cool, toss the lentils with vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat.
  6. Add the diced carrots, celery and yellow onion.
  7. Sauté with a generous pinch of salt until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables to the lentils. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  8. Season to taste with sherry vinegar, sea salt and pepper.


Variations to add to finished lentil salad:
½ cup diced cucumbers
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
2 tbsps fresh mint, chopped
1 cup halved heirloom cherry tomatoes

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