Salad of Green Lentils from Le Puy AOP

Lentils that are considered to be the finest are the green Lentils from Le Puy en Velay area, in the mountains south west of Lyon. Here is an easy recipe for a tasty and healthy summer salad. After preparation you can also add slices of smoked sausage, ham, chicken or confit. Let your taste buds guide you.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

· 300g of Green Lentils du Puy

· 3 cloves of garlic

· 2 onions

· 15g butter

· 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

· 1 Bay leaf chopped to produce 30ml

· 700ml dry white wine

· 6 soup spoons of olive oil

· 15ml soup spoons of sherry vinegar

· 15ml Dijon mustard

· Chopped chives, Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

Wash the lentils and check for any little grains of sand

Peal the garlic and cut in half, and peel and chop onions roughly

Melt the butter in a heavy based saucepan, add the butter onion, garlic, thyme and bay leaf, stir gently using a wooden spoon for about 2 minutes

Add the lentils and mix in well, add the white wine, bring to the boil then lower the heat, cover the pan and leave to simmer for about 40 minutes

Prepare the vinaigrette sauce with the olive oil, sherry vinegar, mustard, and the chopped chives. Add salt and pepper. Whisk until blended.

Strain the cooked lentils, and put in a salad bowl, remove the thyme and bay leaf

Pour the vinaigrette over the warm lentils and mix in well. Serve warm or cold

Serve accompanied by fresh crisp bread and a glass of wine

Bon appetit!

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7 thoughts on “Salad of Green Lentils from Le Puy AOP

  1. jennyozzy

    hi kate the thing which puts me off is the green colour do they taste nice sounds really high in cals i like low fat peaspud on rye bread hmm lol xxjen

    Reply
    1. Coffee With Kate Post author

      Hi Jen,
      I enjoy all kinds of pulses so for me it obviously tastes good. However each to their own. I have a friend who develops an expression of complete horror when I order pan roasted Salmon and lentils which I have to say is absolutely gorgeous. Hers is a texture problem.
      Take care

      Reply
  2. andro51

    Yes I like every ingredient apart from the Garlic… lol
    Well okay then I must be the only Vampire in WordPress
    that really enjoys it… The Garlic I mean cheeky… lol

    Have a fangtastic weekend Kate
    and be good too… If you can I mean? lol

    Androgoth XXx

    Reply

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