Lemon Thyme Lentils with Mesclun Greens

By • August 10, 2010 • 4 Comments

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Author Notes: This is one of my favorite go-to fast and easy meals. I have prepared a wide array of different salads with lentils. I will admit a few things though, firstly I have tried cooking lentils from scratch and I'm just not good at it. They turn out kind of mushy or I don't flavor them well. I just cant seem to make them well, I will learn someday. If you make good lentils from start to finish more power to ya! So what I do is I buy this perfect little package of pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's. Usually I am against not cooking things from scratch but these are delicious and it only takes like 5 minutes. You can eat them hot or serve them as a cold salad over greens. I love adding lemon zest, fresh herbs, salt and olive oil. A well balanced healthy meal that tastes amazing. Also usually I add feta cheese which is a nice addition or goat cheese. I am trying to cut back on my cheese intake. Nicole Franzen

Serves 2

  • 1 bag of lentils (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • baby greens
  • olive oil
  1. Empty the lentils into a bowl. Add the zest and juice of one lemon. Add fresh thyme, salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle some olive oil and mix well. Taste and season. Then in a separate bowl I toss mixed greens with juice from half of a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well and place the greens at the bottom of the plate, and top with the lentil salad. So fast and easy..
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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am having this for lunch right now. Quite delicious. I didn't add olive oil--didn't think it needed it--and I put in about a tablespoon of Trader Joe's corn and black bean salsa and a chopped tomato. Yum. Thanks!


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Very healthy and delicious. Thanks.


about 4 years ago Nicole Franzen

yes the lentils are cooked ;) it would be pretty awful eating dry ones hehe


about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

cooked lentils, right? (I love lentils.)