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Garlicky Brown Lentils Salad with Parsley Leaves On a Rainy Day

Rainy days.

Sometimes I forget how delicious and beautiful lentils are.

Like the brown lentils salad I grew up with. This is a dish that I always keep close to my heart.

After a relaxing morning at the park, we headed to our favorite bulk shop to stock up our food cabinet, coming home with brown lentils, polenta, sugar, rice, flour and spices. So with my kitchen window open and some lovely tunes from the 80’s I started chopping my parsley leaves and some garlic.The smell of garlic was absolutely irresistible!

Food beautiful food!

I made this brown lentil salad with lots of parsley leaves, garlic finely chopped, a good drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and pepper. I used parsley from my little garden {and I was so happy to find out that my parley plant is giving new leaves} to garnish this salad.
 


  Garlicky and Delicious.

And we enjoyed every bit of it. It was delectable from start to finish.

The recipe I’m including here is one variation for lentil salads. But I also like to combine brown lentils with crispy bacon, grated parmesan cheese, garlic and diced tomatoes with lots of fresh herb leaves. Love how well herbs and garlic goes with lentils. 
Try any of this combinations with brown lentils and I’m sure you’d like it! Brown lentils are absolutely delectable. They can be eaten at almost any time of the year --And it would be a mistake not to mention the several nutritional benefits they have!  

I wish you a colorful, restful and restoring weekend!


See more health benefits for lentils.


Garlicky Brown Lentils Salad with Fresh Parsley
Serves 2-3

1 1/2 C. Brown Lentils
5 C. Water
4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 C. Cooked Peas
Parsley leaves, chopped,as much as you like
Olive oil to drizzle
Sea Salt to taste
Pepper to taste, optional

Preparation:
Rinse lentils in cold water. In a sauce pan add water and lentils and bring to boil. Then simmer for 40-45 minutes. Strain the lentils add peas, olive oil, garlic, parsley and salt. Serve with toasted french bread.

26 comments:

quicks said...

This salad sound so comforting and tasty :-) Love the addition of garlic. Great pics!

BTW, Love 80's music too.

Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris said...

Bueno, los guisos de lenteja son mi punto debil....ME ENCANTAN !! Mi mama lo hacia buenisimo ! Viva el invierno....!!!

Junia said...

this salad looks DELICIOUS! i love the simplicity and the flavors here! yay for healthy and clean eating. have a wonderful weekend aldy!

Prieta said...

Aldy, my favorites are red lentils, they make a very creamy soup and don't even need any cream. I've never had brown lentils but with this recipe I'm sure I will try them soon. The recipe sounds delicious and the picture of the finished salad makes it irresistible!
Take care.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thanks for the beautiful feedback, Lovely people!!!

Hugs <3

Elle Audrey Marie said...

I could eat lentils everyday, I put them in everything, trying to get back to a size 6, so I must feed my body the right foods, love the photos too!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh, what a gorgeous and healthy dish! Headed to soak some lentils!

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Gorgeous lentil salad. You remind me that I have a big jar of lentils that I need to remember to use. I always throw some into a pot of soup but this salad looks like a wonderful option.

Barbara said...

I love lentils too, Aldy. This is such a simple recipe...easy to make and delicious, but I think I'm going to try your suggestion of lentils with bacon, parmesan and garlic. Oh my!

Mely said...

I guess that before the summer ends I should give a try to this salad. At home we love lentils. Their flavor is very comforting.

Saludos querida Aldy

Magic of Spice said...

Absolutely delicious! I love lentils and all of that fabulous garlic must make this an amazing treat!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy said...

I cant tell you how much I love lentils and salads are one of my fav things to make with them. Love the picture of the salad!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful salad! I just love the way the bright green peas peak through those lentils.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This salad is perfect! I love garlic, lentils and parsley. It really looks amazing.

I love the last click.

Cheers,

Rosa

Kasey said...

I love lentils, but I have a hard time making them look pretty. Your photos certainly do them justice!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@Elle Marie, Oh, yes! A lot of fiber there ha! :)


@ Everybody, Inspirational comments! Thank YOU <3


Hugs!!!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@Kasey, Thank you. I'm flattered :)

Divya said...

Gorgeous clicks, Aldy! I've actually been craving lentils for the last few days with the change in weather here. It's the perfect fall dish!

Juliana said...

Aldy...thanks for this nice recipe...I am always trying to incorporate more lentil in my diet...this lentil dish is simple and yet so tasty.
Hope you are having a great week :-)

Pity said...

deliciosa y refrescante, las lentejas siempre sientan bien, besitos

kankana said...

I make lentils a lot but never made it this way and it sounds so yum. I am going to try this sometime soon.

Martina said...

You inspired me to cook something with lentils today Aldy - i forgot, how good they can be! Such pretty photos you took - well done guapa!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@Martina, Oooh Thanks to you guapa!

Hugs <3

Sonia said...

Hi there,
this is a beautiful preparation.....!!! it is capturing the essence of mother nature and nutrition to its fullest. thanks for sharing lovely recipes, always ....regards, sonia !

Kelly Senyei said...

This looks like the perfect rainy weather dish and I can't wait to add it to my weekend menu!

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