Saturday, June 21, 2008

I totally made it!

I totally made the Lentil Salad from Veganomicon! I used all four of the radishes (wow- were they ever sweet and good!) and left out the carrots and tomatoes (didn't have any). Actually, I didn't have balsamic so I subbed apple cider vinegar, didn't have red onion so subbed yellow. I also added a wee bit of sugar. Oh yeah, and I used brown lentils instead of French. And it turned out well, a nice change of pace. A great start to summer!

Lentil Salad (as made by me)

4 C water
heaping T veg broth powder
1/2 t thyme
3-4 leaves Indian bay
1/2 t tarragon
1/4 t salt
1 C lentils, uncooked
1/4 onion, finely chopped
4 small radishes, grated

Bring broth, thyme, bay leaves, tarragon and salt to a boil in large pot. Add lentils and bring to a low boil, cover, leaving a gap, and cook 20m.
Make dressing meanwhile.
Drain lentils in mesh colander and pick out bay leaves.
Toss with dressing in a large bowl and chill until ready to serve.
Serve over lettuce.

2 T olive oil
1 T cider vinegar
1/4 t sugar
1 T dijon mustard
1 t bottled lemon juice
1 T water
1 clove garlic

pulse in blender until garlic is gone.

Stay cool!