Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chef Chuck's Lentil Salad

Insalada di Lenticchie
Happy New Year/Felice Anno Nuovo 

A lentil salad to start the New Year gives you lots of good fortune.  An Italian tradition is to serve lentils for your first meal of the new year, right after midnight! I used orecchiette pasta which captured the tasty lentils.  A healthy side dish to serve along with sausage.  This lentil salad can be served hot or cold.

Lentil Salad
1 cup lentils
4 cups water
1/4 pound small pasta
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 
cut in half
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
olive oil
garlic powder
salt and pepper

Bring lentils and 4 cups of water to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Meanwhile cook 1/4 pound of pasta in boiling salted water till al dente.  Use a large bowl and combine the lentils, pasta, tomatoes and onions, drizzle olive oil on. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper toss gently. Add more olive oil and seasonings to your liking.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina

2 comments:

  1. Sounds great to me! And beautiful photo too. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  2. Thank you Miri! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!!

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