Moroccan cuisine is very different from the rest of the cuisines of the world because people of this region have had interaction with various nations and cultures for centuries now. Therefore, you will find different influences in Moroccan cuisine. Same is the case with Moroccan Lentil Salad, as this mouth-watering and full of flavours salad comprises of numerous ingredients, which truly depicts the traditions of Morocco. All these ingredients not only make Moroccan Lentil Salad unique but filling as well. Due to these fine qualities, this Moroccan salad has made a lot of fans in other countries of the globe too. However, if this salad is not available near you or you would like to make it at home then follow this guide to know how to prepare Moroccan Lentil Salad.
Preparation Time: 50 minutes
Serving Size: 05
Utensils: Pot & Medium Size Mixing Bowl
- 1/2 cup dry lentils
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 2 minced hot green chile peppers
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- salt to taste
Take dry lentils and put them in a pot that has 1 ½ cups of water. Now boil this water until it simmers. Sauté it for about 30 minutes or until the lentils become tender.
Now get a medium sized mixing bowl in order to combine cooked lentils with tomatoes, chickpeas, green chilies, green onions, lime juice, bell pepper, cilantro, olive oil and sat as per your liking or taste.
Now toss all these ingredients well and then allow them to chill for about 20 minutes. Once it is at room temperature, the salad will be ready to serve at once.