Italian Lentil Salad

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Italian Lentil salad contains just a few simple ingredients. Get the recipe for Italian Lentil salad with help from an executive chef in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Camille from CamillesDish.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to make an Italian lentil salad, out of just a few, simple ingredients. We have cooked lentils, as well as fresh, sliced grape tomatoes, a little raw mustard greens, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, some olive oil and red wine vinegar. So, this salad is very easy to prepare. All you need to do, is cook some lentils according to the package. Usually it takes about 15 minutes, I'd say, in boiling water. You want the water to be a little bit salted, so that the salt comes into the lentils, and you get the full flavor of the lentils. Also, you want to be sure to not over cook them, because it's going to be a salad. so, you want to keep a little bit of the al dente in the noodle, in the lentils, excuse me. And so, besides that, all we're going to do, is mix the rest of the ingredients in. I have the tomatoes, some nice, fresh, red tomatoes, nice color, as well as some mustard greens. Now, if you want to do something other than mustard greens, of course, you could use any green that you prefer. Arugula would be nice, or spinach would be lovely, as well. And from here I'm just going to dress it with a little bit of olive oil. I'm just going to drizzle a little bit on, I don't want too, too much. As well as a little splash of red wine vinegar. Now, this is just a simple salad, a little green and red for color. Of course, we want to add a pinch of salt, so that everything comes together nicely. And a crack of freshly ground black pepper. Now, just mix this up. And to finish it off, oops, one of them is alive, to finish it off, I'll just shave some Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. And the Parmesan is going to lend a nice nuttiness to the salad. Sort of, that has that deep flavor, it's a little bit salty, but also kind of nutty. This is a very healthy, nice salad, as a side dish or a picnic dish. It's just lovely and fresh and nice, quite simple. I hope you enjoyed my Italian lentil salad, I'm Camille from CamillesDish.com.

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