Lightly dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, Mediterranean Lentil Salad is a healthy meatless option for dinner.
1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
6 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
How to Make It
Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add lentils and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low, then simmer until lentils are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a strainer and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add tomatoes, olives, basil, olive oil and lemon juice to bowl and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with goat cheese and serve warm.