French Lentil Salad

Serves: 8     Serving Size: 1/2 Cup


  • 2 cups small French lentils

  • 7 cups cold water

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 2 lemons zested

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup diced red onion

Optional add-ins: tomatoes, cucumber, olives

Combine the lentils, water, salt, and bay leaf in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. When the lentils are tender but still firm, drain well. In a salad bowl, combine the salad dressing ingredients together: garlic, lemon zest, salt, mustard, vinegar, oil and the dressing and toss. Add optional veggies, if desired.