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Simple Mexican Lentils Salad Recipes

Mexican Lentil Salad


The robust flavor of this simple salad recipes makes it a great accompaniment for barbecued beef or pork.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 small onion, cut into inch dice

  • 1 medium-size clove garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into inch dice

  • green bell pepper, seeded and cut into inch dice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon well-flavored chili powder, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 cups brown lentils, well picked over, simmered in water to cover until tender, 45 to 60 minutes, well drained, and cooled

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (scallions)

  • Leaf lettuce

  1. In a large bowl, toss together all the ingredients except the lentils, green onions, and lettuce. Stir in the drained and cooled lentils. Chill overnight. Bring the salad to room temperature.

  2. Arrange the lettuce on a serving plate. Pile the salad on the lettuce and garnish with the green onions and another grind of pepper. Here you go for a simple and delicious salad recipes.

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