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Creamy Curried Lentil Salad

In Mains (Vegetarian), Salads, Sides on August 5, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Creamy Curried Lentil Salad

It is nice to be home again. While I have a very bare kitchen (some borrowed knives, cutting board, pot and frypan only with a few containers), I am still happy to be starting my new life. We had dedicated more time for unpacking over the long weekend, but since we had nothing to unpack, we spent more time at my parents, thoroughly exploiting their fully functional kitchen.

We quickly gravitated to make old favourites: Tamarind Lentils, Pad Thai, and Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad. Then, finally itching to make something new, I decided to make a spin on two of my other favourite salads, aka The Best Lentil Salad and The Best Chickpea Salad. This time, I used lentils, capers and currants but with a dressing more similar to the tahini-maple-curry dressing from the chickpea salad. I added some greens, too, which I like to add to lentil salads. It was so delicious, it barely lasted one meal.

Got to love simple salads like this. What is your favourite summer salad?

Creamy Curried Lentil Salad

I am sharing this with My Legume Love Affair hosted by Lemon in Ginger, No Croutons Required, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Credit Crunch Munch,  Souper Sundays, Eat Your Greens and this week’s Virtual Vegan Linky.

Creamy Curried Lentil Salad

2.5 cups cooked and cooled green French lentils (I used Trader Joe’s steamed lentils in this photo)

1 tbsp tahini
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp water, or to thin
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp caper brine

2 tbsp capers
1/4 cup currants
4-6 cups leafy greens

1. Prepare your sauce by combining the tahini, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and caper brine in a large bowl.

2. Add cooked lentils, capers, currants and toss to evenly coat.

3. Prior to serving, combine with leafy greens.

Serves 2 as a main, more as a side.

  1. Looks delicious! Glad to hear you are getting settled in at your new place.

  2. it doesn’t take long for creativity to kick in – am sure you must have lots of ideas from your travels too – this salad looks excellent (even in midwinter) – I need to use up my capers but lack imagination for them – lentils and currants sounds a great way to use them

  3. Welcome home Janet! It must be odd to be back but it will feel normal again in no time. I had totally forgotten about that My New Roots lentil salad but I adored it at the time. Your curry version sounds very yummy.

  4. Hmm, this looks delicious!

  5. Thank you. It does really look delicious, I love lentils but have not been eating them much recently, that may have to change as I am drooling at the look of these as they are completley different to how I would make them, so would love to try, thank you for sharing with eatyourgreens.

  6. Looks and sounds lovely!!

  7. Good luck in your new space 🙂

  8. sounds yum! Thanks for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch

  9. Glad you are settling back in. This salad looks wonderful–lentils are so satisfying and I love how they are dressed here. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. 😉

  10. Mmmm this looks so good!!! I can’t wait to try it (later this week for sure!).
    Thanks for sharing it at Healthy Vegan Fridays =)

  11. I don’t know why I don’t use lentils in salads more. Thanks for entering it into this month’s No Croutons Required. The roundup is now live.

  12. Hi Janet, Thanks for the linking to my event but you need to update the entry with Susan’s & lisa’s link too. Also email me the entry with the photo of the salad. Then only you will be eligible for lucky draw entry.

    I would appreciate if you could send me the details by today or else I would need to discard your entry.

    You can read submission guidelines here – http://lemoninginger.com/2014/08/01/announcing-74th-edition-legume-love-affair-mlla-74/

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  14. Lovely! I’ve only used lentils in daal, but it makes total sense to dry out a bit further and use in a salad

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  16. You always have such good recipes Janet. I love the addition of the caper brine, the right pairing of sharpness sourness and flavour.

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