Food52 Genius Recipe #33 Green Lentil Salad
This is an incredibly easy recipe to make. All you're doing is simmering the lentils in some aromatic ingredients before removing the aromatics and dressing it with a simple dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt. I definitely overcooked these a bit, that's why they look kind of mushy. Some of the lentils split as I stirred the pot to incorporate the dressing. I'm not sure if it was the simplicity of the recipe or if I just don't find lentils to be that interesting, but this tastes very...boring. I added some extra dressing and some salt and even that didn't liven the salad up in any way.
Lentils remind me of white beans in a lot of ways. Whenever they're in a dish, they don't taste like much and their texture leaves something to be desired. That being said, I think that's a personal preference and if you like lentils, there is a possibility that you may like this salad. It wasn't for us and I won't be making it or anything like it again.