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Lentil and Sweet Pepper Salad

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Category: Vegetarian, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Red bell peppers
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 Orange bell pepper
  • 1 1/4 c Green lentils; washed
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 sm Onion; peeled
  • 1 Garlic clove; peeled
  • 1 sm Red chili pepper
  • -- seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 sm Red onion; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c Dried apricots
  • -- thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil
1 Lemon; juiced
2 Garlic cloves; crushed
1 tb Chopped fresh coriander
1 tb Chopped fresh parsley
2 ts Ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper

Heat the broiler. Broil the peppers until charred and blistered on all
sides. Tie in a plastic bag or place in a covered dish and let cool to
loosen skins.

Put the lentils, water, onion, and garlic into a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to
a boil, lower the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or
until the lentils are tender but still a little crunchy. Drain and place in
a large bowl.

Meanwhile, make the dressing. Blend the oil, lemon juice, garlic,
coriander, parsley, and cumin, and season with salt and pepper. Drain the
lentils, discard the onion and garlic, and place the lentils in a large
bowl. Stir in the dressing and set aside.

Peel and seed the bell peppers over a bowl to catch any juices, slice the
flesh thinly, and reserve. Pour any juices into the lentils and leave to
cool completely.

Stir the bell peppers, chili peppers, onion, apricot slices, and salt and
pepper to taste into the lentils and serve at once.

Serves 4-6

* Source: The Inspired Vegetarian, by Louise Pickford * Typed for you by
Karen Mintzias

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