French Lentil Salad With Feta on Arugula

A classic, protein-rich French salad. Top with chopped, toasted nuts for added crunch.

lentil salad

Makes four servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked French lentils
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Vinaigrette (see below)
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

In a large bowl, mix together the lentils, celery, peppers and parsley, and toss with the vinaigrette. Arrange arugula on four salad plates. Top with the lentil salad and some crumbled feta.

Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbs. minced red onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

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