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French Style Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

French Style Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette
French style lentils retain their firm texture and beautiful color well for salads.
French Style Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette
French style lentils retain their firm texture and beautiful color well for salads.
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Servings 6Servings
Prep Time 45Minutes
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  1. Rinse and inspect lentils. Add water, lentils, bay leaf, and thyme to saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, ad a bit of salt and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are just tender, adding more water if necessary. Be sure not to overcook them.
  2. While the lentils aer cooking, heat a few spoonsfool of olive oil in a skillet and add the carrots, onions, and fennel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and minced shallot.
  4. When the lentils are done, drain them well. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Toss lentils in the vinaigrette with the cooked vegetables. Stir a few times to release the steam. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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