Lentil and Olive Salad is one of the easiest and less time consuming dishes. It has a great flavour and is beneficial for health too. The major ingredients that go into this salad are lentils and olive and this is why it was named Lentil and Olive Salad. You can dish up this wonderful salad at a family get-together, a lunch of friends or even on official gatherings. After all, who doesn't like to stay healthy and eat only quality, nutritious food? In order to do so, all you need to have is the list of ingredients required along with the recipe to make a perfect Lentil and Olive Salad; and this guide has both. So roll up your sleeves, walk in the kitchen and start preparing this filling and appetizing salad to impress your guests with your culinary skills.
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 14
Utensils: Large Pot, Colander & Large Bowl
- 500g (1 1/4 lb) dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 275g (10 oz) chopped green olives
- 100ml (4 fl oz) olive oil
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
Take lentils and put them in a large pot. Then pour in enough water that will cover them by a few inches. Now bring it to boil and sauté until the lentil becomes tender. This process will take about 15 minutes after which drain the water from the pot and rinse the lentil under cold water by placing it in a colander. After rinsing, allow the lentils to remain in the colander for a few minutes so it can drain well.
Now bring a large bowl in which whisk lemon juice and olive oil together then add lentils, red pepper, green olives along with onions. Now toss all of them so they can blend well. Put this large bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours so the flavours can blend, after which you can serve it to the guests.