Rinse lentils well, and simmer them gently to reduce splitting. Check for doneness after about 18 minutes.

Lori Longbotham

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Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare vinaigrette, whisk together all ingredients. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

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  • To prepare salad, combine 4 cups water, lentils, and bay leaves in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 18 to 20 minutes. Drain; discard bay leaves. Gently stir together lentils, celery, onion, parsley, and salt. Add tomatoes and 2 tablespoons chives. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Divide watercress evenly among 6 plates; top with 3/4 cup lentil mixture. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons chives.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 11g; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 8g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 3mg; sodium 210mg; calcium 86mg.
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