April 16, 2010

A Lentil Salad


I will be of few words today.

Arugula, baby spinach, radicchio (washed and spun dry). Lentils (cooked simply in salted chicken broth). Grape tomatoes (imported from Canada—these were summer-sweet—washed/dried and halved). Parmesan and pecorino (grated and mixed—clever). Extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar (lots). Tossed and eaten along with a thick slice of toasted seven grain.

And then I had another piece of seven grain (not toasted) with peanut butter. And I'm still hungry. Oh, hell.


  1. I love that first picture. And I love the idea of the salad!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! This is my kind of eating. :-)

  3. no words necessary (though don't get me wrong, love your writing!), this looks like something i could eat everyday. love lentils!

  4. wow!!! new inspiration for the weekend :)

  5. Such vibrant colors - a gorgeous plate! Lentils are such a nice addition to salads. Reminds me I am out of lentils, need to add them to my shopping list! Have a great weekend :)

  6. With pictures like that, who needs many words? Gorgeous, vibrant and inspiring dish - thanks so much and have a great weekend.

  7. I am all about salads today after reading this post (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/tips-techniques/5-tips-to-making-a-weeks-worth-of-salads-on-sunday-113949)thank you for sharing this simple but lovely recipe!)

  8. Lovely salad - my kind of salad really and a remindser that I haven't had enough lentils lately, and lovely pictures too. The spring flowers in the glass I really love that.

  9. Yes, sloppy spelling, I ate et wen at happensz.

  10. I love lentils. Never tried them in a salad though. The grated parmesan/pecorino on top is tantalizing! Like the look of the bread too.

  11. Such beautiful photos of an incredibly colorful salad. I love lentils with radicchio - a great combo. As for still hungry.... well, sadly, if I were you I'd probably have done way worse than some peanut butter. More like a cupcake or two!

  12. Beth - Thank you.

    Tart - I could see you eating this kind of salad.

    carolyn - I could eat this everyday as well.

    Denise - It was delicious. I wish I had made more.

    Elisabelle - I might just be inspired to make this again this weekend.

    Nancy - I had never eaten lentils in a salad before. I've been converted!

    Vanessa - Thank you.

    Blair - Thanks for the link. It inspired me. I have a feeling I'm going to be all salads this week.

    rachel - I love sloppy spelling. See, I just caught myself. I started to write sloopy. :)

    Magda - The entire salad was bursting with flavor. As todays youth might say, it was off the hook!

    Katie - I wish we had some cupcakes. You just reminded me that I need to bake something—something with chocolate.

  13. Delicious both, pictures and words!

    I have rediscovered lentil salad recently, and sherry vinegar to go with it.
    Worth a try.

  14. Merisi – Thank you :) I really need to boil up another pot of lentils...

  15. yummy...lentils are so healthy and delicious......love changes you made on your blog, fresh for spring :)


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