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July 29, 2009

more from Moro – Lentil salad

This is actually LOOSELY inspired by a Moro recipe. As in they had a recipe for lentil salad with tomatoes and dill, so I made a lentil salad with tomatoes and dill. Though I have to admit, I’m not entirely sure that I actually read their entire recipe. I’m bad like that.

Lentil salad with roasted tomatoes and herbs

(this one’s going to be reeeaaaal loose, kay? I didn’t take copious notes or anything)

Any small lentil (french, black, spanish, or a mix) cooked until they are just tender. You don’t want them mushy for a salad recipe.

basket of cherry tomatoes



finely chopped shallot

olive oil

juice from one lemon

salt & pepper

Toss the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and roast them in the oven until just melty and browning.

Rinse and tear the dill and cilantro in nice size pieces. Whole leaves for the cilantro and teeny springs for the dill.

Toss the lentils with olive oil, salt and pepper. Taste. I think the lentils should taste good on their own at this point. Then add the roasted tomatoes and their juice, the herbs (you can add others if you like), shallot and and lemon juice. Taste again. You’ll likely need another dash of olive oil and a bit more salt and pepper, but that’s totally up to you.

Yum. Even yummer the next day.


  1. Johanna said on July 29, 2009

    Mmm, that looks good! I made a lentil salad over the weekend, but with miscellaneous things from our garden. I think I cooked my lentils too long.

  2. Vancouver Bride said on July 29, 2009

    your recipes are always fab – so fresh & healthy. can't wait to try this one. there's a crazy heatwave in vancouver right now – this salad will be perfect for an outdoor meal :)

  3. Simply Mel said on July 29, 2009

    Yummy! Now…here's a question for you? Do you find that French green lentils cook and taste better than the others? I personally do, but always wish to hear other opinions.

  4. said on July 30, 2009

    I just made this a few minutes ago! I was going out of town and wanted to use up a basket of cherry tomatoes so I made this FABULOUS! Thanks so much!

  5. Melissa A. said on August 4, 2009

    This looks so good. My husband make a lebanese soup out of lentils, but this is all we have ever used them for. I will have to try this.

  6. Iva said on August 15, 2009

    I LOVE lentil salad and this one looks exceptionally delicious! I will have to try it! I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. kitchendoor said on August 17, 2009

    That. Looks. Delicious.

    Dill is my new favorite thing.

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