Black lentil salad

By Sabine
July 7, 2014
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Author Notes: This simple, delicious salad is perfect to accompany seafood or barbecue. I don´t have a written recipe, but tried to capture its taste according to my palate´s memory since I first had this salad on a trip to Burgundy more than 10 years ago. Sabine

Serves: 4 as a starter

  • 150 grams black (Beluga) lentils
  • 0.5-1 liters chicken stock, to cover lentils,
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 3 anchovi fillets, finely chopped (more to taste)
  • curry powder, ground chili & ground pepper to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped (or flat leaf parsley)
  • juice of 1-2 lemon(s)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Heat lentils in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken stock (or salted water) until just covered, and bring to a boil. Let simmer at medium heat until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside
  2. Add chopped anchovis, and diced avocado and red pepper to lukewarm lentils.
  3. Add lemon juice, maybe some extra olive oil, and season with chili, pepper, and curry powder to taste. Maybe some extra anchovies or some sea salt are needed. Allow to sit for at least 1 hour.
  4. Immediately before serving, add chopped cilantro (or parsley). Adjust seasoning, and add some more lemon juice, if needed.

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