Moroccan Lentil Salad (Healthy)

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“Oh, yum, yum...I bought a big bottle of whole cloves at Sam's a while ago and found this recipe to use them. It is fantastic. I pretty much followed it exactly, except for the garlic change. I also added two diced Roma tomatoes. It is very healthy--low fat, with only 2 tsp olive oil!!--and authentic-tasting.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over lentils to remove any stones and rinse well.
  2. Stick one onion half with the cloves.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine water, lentils and the onion stuck with the cloves.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Discard onion.
  7. Drain lentils and let cool slightly.
  8. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, mint, cumin, coriander, salt and garlic.
  9. Add lentils and toss to mix.
  10. Finely chop the remaining onion half and add to the lentils along with the roasted peppers.
  11. Chill at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  12. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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