Great Tastes of Manitoba

Du Puy Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

55 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

Du Puy Lentils

  • 2 cups Du Puy lentils (500 mL)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (1)
  • 1 shallot, minced (1)
  • 5 cups no salt added vegetable stock (1.25 L)

Preserved Lemon Dressing

  • 2/3 cup canola oil (150 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp minced preserved lemons (15 mL)* see below for substitution
  • 1 Tbsp honey (15 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 mL)
  • 2 tsp fresh chives, minced (10 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli flakes (2 mL)
  • *Use in place of preserved lemons: 2 Tbsp lemon zest (30 mL) and 2 Tbsp lemon juice (30 mL)

Salad

  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted (125 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted (30 mL)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (125 mL)
  • 4 oz goat’s milk feta, crumbled (120 g)

Directions

Du Puy Lentils

  1. Rinse and drain lentils.
  2. In a large pot, add lentils, garlic and shallot and top with enough low-sodium vegetable stock to cover by 2-inches (5 cm). Cover pot and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook for about 25 minutes or until lentils are softened buy still al dente.
  3. Drain any excess liquid and let lentils cool.

Preserved Lemon Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a re-sealable lid. Shake vigorously to mix and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Salad

  1. Combine reserved Lentils with Salad ingredients and toss to combine. Portion onto 4 plates and drizzle with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of Dressing before serving.

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