Lentels

 

 

 

 

 

This is how you cook them

Good source to try some new ideas

http://www.101cookbooks.com/ingredient/lentil

 

Ill add some of the ones I’ve tried and what I think of them later

Let me know if you like any of these

I’m going to try this one first

Avocado Salad

I used lentilles du Puy here, but any lentils that hold their shape will work – Umbrian lentils or black lentils would be good alternatives.

2 teaspoons fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups cooked lentils
1-2 ripe avocados, quartered
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
1/4 cup minced chives

Smash the oregano and salt into a paste in a mortar and pestle. Gradually work in the olive oil, and then the lemon juice.

Toss the lentils with 2 tablespoons of the oregano oil, taste, and season if needed. Arrange on a platter or in a bowl. Just before serving, cut the avocado into quarters, then slice quite thinly, and arrange on top of the lentils. Drizzle with a bit more of the oil, and sprinkle with the hazelnuts, and chives. A final drizzle of oil might be needed, and perhaps a bit more lemon juice. Enjoy!

Serves 4.