Puy lentil salad

    1 hour 15 min

    Puy lentils have a wonderful earthy flavour. I think they pair beautifully with goat's cheese, ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • For the dressing
    • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    • For the salad
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 180g puy lentils
    • 400ml chicken or vegetable stock
    • 235ml water
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
    • 75g goat cheese, crumbled
    • 75g cherry tomatoes, quartered

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Combine 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil and minced garlic in a jar with a lid and shake until blended. Set aside.
    2. Place lentils, chicken or vegetable stock, water and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the lentils are just tender, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from heat, drain and cool for at least 30 minutes. Transfer cooled lentils to a mixing bowl.
    3. Stir in the dressing, chives and coriander; mix well. If you're serving the salad immediately, add the goat cheese and tomatoes. If you're preparing the recipe ahead of time, refrigerate the salad and add the goat cheese and tomatoes just before serving.

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    I love this recipe, it was wonderful. I followed the recipes but, I did omitted the grape tomatoes. My husband, who is 100% meat and potatoes kinda guy, he said I understand why you like it. That pretty much means he wont eat it but it wasn't horrible. This is recipe is one you can make and keep in the fridge. It stores well so you can have a yummy pre-made side dish for the next few days.  -  25 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used 2TB of olive oil, and tried the feta and balsamic option. The whole family loved it. Delicious and easy.  -  14 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I followed this recipe exactly, i did really like the french lentils.I did not like the flavor. I have used sherry vinegar before but I think this recipe could use something warmer in flavor.  -  07 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)