Beet, Bocconcini and Tomato Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Jul06

Beet, Bocconcini and Tomato Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Making use of sweet, ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs, the secret ingredient in this beet and lentil salad is a good Dijon-style mustard. It’s great to take along on summer picnics and potlucks. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes SALAD: 2 cups (500 mL) cooked green beluga lentils or du puy lentils  2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups (500 mL) cooked, diced beets (about 2 medium) 1 (4-oz /130 g)...

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Warm Balsamic Lentil Salad
Jan19

Warm Balsamic Lentil Salad

The friend who shared this recipe writes that he uses it under his grilled salmon fillets. It’s great with the balsamic-style cider vinegar from Nova Scotia, maple vinegar from Quebec, an off-dry wine vinegar from Niagara or the fabulous, authentically-made, balsamic from Venturi-Schultz Vancouver Island.  It’s so easy that my 12 year old grand daughter made it several times over the Christmas break. Lentils are very easy to...

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Lentil Risotto
Jan01

Lentil Risotto

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 yellow onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, finely diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) red lentils 1 cup (250 mL) black or green lentils 1 oz (25 g) rosemary, thyme and oregano finely chopped 3-4 cups (750 mL-1 L) chicken stock 4 oz (100 g) parmesan, grated salt and pepper to taste 1 cup (250 mL) heavy cream, optional Sweat the onions, carrot, celery and garlic in...

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Asiago, Artichoke and Lentil Salad
Sep01

Asiago, Artichoke and Lentil Salad

19 oz can lentils, rinsed and drained 2 green onions, sliced 1 red pepper, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained ½ cup (125 mL) shredded asiago cheese ¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower or olive oil ¼ cup (60 mL) red wine or cider vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard ½ tsp (2 mL)  oregano, dried ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper In a large bowl, mix together lentils, onions, pepper, celery, artichokes, and...

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Orzo, Lentil & Feta Salad
May01

Orzo, Lentil & Feta Salad

1¼ cups (310 mL) orzo pasta 6 Tbsp (90 mL) olive oil, divided ¾ cup (175 mL) dry red lentils, rinsed and drained 1/3 cup (75 mL) red wine vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup (125 mL) olives, pitted and chopped 1½ cups (375 mL) feta cheese, crumbled 1 small red onion, diced ½ cup (125 mL) fresh dill, chopped salt and pepper to taste Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10...

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