Made this last night with a friend - sooo tasty!! We kept the skins on the peppers, left the onion in the lentils instead of discarding, and used fennell seeds (too hard to crush so just as they came). Also excluded the olives d/t personal preference. Every bite offered something new and exciting b/w the fennel, lime, peppers and cilantro! Already suggested to co-workers.
Grilled Peppers and Lentil Salad
jnr133 Posted: 07/21/10
jmaupin Posted: 08/15/10
Great side dish for whatever comes off the bbq this summer. Living in France and impressed the locals with a new treatment of lentils. Ground fennel seeds in a spice grinder but otherwise followed recipe.
JustAnn Posted: 08/01/10
I made this for a vegetarian friend of mine who absolutely loved it. My first time roasting my own peppers and should have blackened them a little more. I paired it with warm peel & eat shrimp. Very nice.. . but fennel pollen???? I used a very little cumin as a substitute and thought it worked well.
CharAndi Posted: 09/17/12
I didn't have all the ingredients, so I did what another reviewer did and substituted cumin fof the fennel pollen. I also had quinoa instead of lentils. This is delicious- I think you can't mess up grilled veggies and grains!
VictoriaLynnG Posted: 06/22/13
Very tasty! Substituted fennel pollen with cumin and omitted the cilantro (can't stand it) and olives. Also sauteed the peppers instead of grilling. Definitely making this again.
stlberry Posted: 09/15/13
Love this recipe! We omit the olives & fennel and serve it with grilled pork. Very flavorful. Great texture. Overall great recipe!
LDombeck Posted: 06/20/14
I've been meaning to make this for years, just sitting in my folder of recipes to make. Glad I did. Really nice salad. I broiled the pepper instead of grilling. I also made ahead and served it cold. My lentils got a bit mushy, but I can't ever cook them right :) Still had good flavors and my kids ate it up too.