Friday, October 14, 2011

Cheap Eats: Chicken and Lentil Salad

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Looking for more ways to put legumes in your diet.  I try to have at least one meal per week that includes legumes.

Here is a great, simple but tasty salad using lentils.  It's great as a side dish or served as a tapa.  I used the bits and pieces left over from a rotisserie chicken served earlier in the week.

Chicken and Lentil Salad


1 cup brown lentils, sorted of debris and rinsed
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice 
1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 cup slivered red onion
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves



1. Simmer lentils in 1 qt. lightly salted water in a covered saucepan just until tender to the bite, 15 minutes. Drain.
2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, then gently stir in warm lentils.

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