French Lentil Salad with Sweet Corn and TomatoOther lentil salads you may enjoy:
1 cup French or Puy lentils
1 bay leaf
4 ears fresh sweet corn
4 large firm red tomatoes, chopped
large handful fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
plenty of fresh ground black pepper
Rinse the lentils under cold running water and soak for two hours covered in several inches of cold water. Drain, place in a saucepan, and cover with several inches of fresh cold water. Add the bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain and discard the bay leaf. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, boil the corn for 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool, then pare the kernels from the ears.
Place the lentils, corn, tomatoes and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with the salad.
Serve warm or cold. Serves 4.
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