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Cold Lentil Salad

No recipe image available.This colorful lentil salad has a refreshing minty sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups cold water
1/2 cup dried lentils
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup mint sauce
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove small garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
4 large lettuce leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine water, lentils and salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until lentils are crisp-tender. Drain; run lentils under cold water.
  2. Combine lentils, celery, bell pepper, mint sauce, onion, parsley, olive oil, garlic and oregano in medium bowl; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over lettuce leaves.

Makes 4 servings.