Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Some of my most favorite things to eat are seasonal soups and salads. I first prepared this salad last year for a trail committee celebration and it was a big hit. It's colorful and delicious, made with lentils and spring time vegetables. The maple syrup in the dressing adds a sweetness to this dish that brings it all together. Recipe is from the blog Green Kitchen Stories. In their recipe they also used rhubarb, everything else is pretty much the same.
1 cup puy lentils
1 small pint of strawberries (sliced)
1 small pint of cherry tomatoes (halved)
1/2 pound asparagus (cut into approx 1 inch pieces)
About 15 basil leaves
Feta cheese (enough to crumble on top)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse, then cook lentils in about 2 cups of water, bring to a boil. Simmer about 30 minutes, until tender, drain water, salt and then cool. Prepare asparagus by cleaning, cutting then dropping in boiling water for about 2 to 3 min. Remove immediately, drop in ice water bath. You want stalks to still be a little crisp. Cut up your tomatoes and strawberries. Add all the ingredients together, rough chop your basil then add. Prepare your dressing and then add. Refrigerate. When ready to serve add your feta.Enjoy!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.
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