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Friday, March 01, 2013

Green Lentil Salad

(Yesil Mercimek Piyazi)

<br />Green Lentil Salad
1/3 cup green lentils, soak in water overnight, washed and drained
2 green onions, sliced
1 tomato, peeled, diced
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp pomegranate paste
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered (paprika)
Salt
Pepper
1/4 cup walnuts, crumbled

Cook the lentils until they are tender, drain. Do not overcook! Add the rest of the ingredients, stir. Cover the bowl. Let it rest for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.

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7 Comments:

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

That looks so delicious Binnur! It would be so good with grilled chicken or fish. Is the red pepper powder paprika?

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Dan:) Yes, it is paprika:)

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Quinn said...

That looks like a lovely hot-weather dish - so refreshing! I think I must find a source for pomegranate paste.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Rosaria Eskeranli said...

Can I substitute turkish red pepper instead of paprika?

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Rosaria,
Sure, I always use Turkish red pepper:)

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A simple and healthy salad! Did you soak the lentils in water overnight?

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Yes, I did and forgot to write it down, thank you:)

 

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