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Lentil and Grilled Pepper Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jamie (Trzeciak) Austin
Added: Saturday, September 17, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
DRESSING
2 tbsp. white or red balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

SALAD
1 cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
2 red, yellow, and/or green bell peppers, quartered lengthwise
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil
4 leaves leaf lettuce
2 oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. In small nonmetal bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well. Refrigerate.
2. Heat grill. In medium saucepan, combine lentils and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain well.
3. Meanwhile, spray bell peppers with nonstick cooking spray. When ready to grill, place peppers on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender and grill -marked, turning occasionally. Remove peppers from grill; let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut peppers into 1/2-inch pieces.
4. In large bowl, combine cooked lentils, bell peppers, onions and basil. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
5. To serve, line individual plates with lettuce. Spoon salad onto lettuce. Top with feta cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 (1-cup) servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can add whatever peppers you like. We like to eat this with french or italian bread and white wine.

 

 

 

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