GREEK LENTIL SALAD

Ingredients

  • Brown or Green Lentils (Masur Daal) – 1 cup
  • Water – 8 cups
  • Smashed Garlic Cloves – 5 or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Firm Tomatoes (Grape, Cherry or Roma) – 1 cup, cut
  • Kalamata Olives – 1/4 cup, chopped or sliced
  • Cucumber – 1/4, quartered
  • Basil Leaves – handful, chopped or sliced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Crushed Black Pepper – to taste
  • Red Chilli Flakes – to taste
  • Feta Cheese – to taste
  • Goat Cheese – to taste
  • Lime/Lemon Juice – to taste

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Wash the Daal and rinse the water. Boil 8 cups of Water and once it comes to a boil, add the washed Daal, Garlic and Salt.

Cook for 15-20 minutes stirring once in a while to ensure even cooking. Cook till Daal is tender and cooked but not mushy.

Strain the Daal from the water and set aside. You may choose to keep the garlic or remove. Set aside and allow the Daal to cool down completely.

Once cooled, add cut Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Cucumber, Olive Oil, Basil Leaves, Black Pepper, Chilli

Flakes, Salt, Feta Cheese, Goat Cheese & Lime Juice.
Mix well, chill and enjoy!

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