Lentil Salad with Asiago Cheese

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 ml) green or brown lentils, sorted and rinsed well.
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced     OR     1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded Asiago cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp. (30-45 ml) chopped fresh parsley

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar     OR     red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) himalayan salt (or unrefined sea salt)
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) black pepper

Preparation:

In saucepan, bring lentils and 3 cups (750 ml) water to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add carrots and simmer until lentils are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Dressing:

Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Add lentil mixture, onions, red pepper, celery, cheese and parsley; toss gently to combine. Add a little extra shredded Asiago cheese and chopped parsley on top before serving.

Serves 4 – 6

(Make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to one day. It helps the flavours deepen.)

Buen apetito and enjoy in good health!

*try your best to use organic ingredients as much as possible.

Lentil Salad with Asiago Cheese

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