Puy Lentil Salad with Mozzarella

Posted By Kerri


We had some leftover mozzarella from the weekend and had decided we wanted to eat lentils this evening (it’s a Monday thing) so decided to combine the two in a salad. I had a quick browse online and came across a Good Food recipe which matched what I had in my head fairly closely so, that’s what we did.

The end result was good but the sundried tomatoes we used in place of the suggested sunblush tomatoes were a little too strongly flavoured. The rest was good though and the mint and lemon juice gave a good lift to the earthy lentils.

200g Puy lentils
1/2 red onion , finely chopped
1 lemon, juiced
Olive oil
3/4 red pepper, roasted
4 sundried tomatoes, sliced
1 ball mozzarella
Small bunch mint

Serves Two (with a small portion left over)

Cook the lentils in simmering water for 20 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, soak the red onion in half the lemon juice for 5 minutes. Roast the sliced red pepper in some oil for 20 minutes.

Once the lentils are cooked, add the oil, lemon juice, drained onion peppers and tomatoes.

Stir through the mozzarella and mint, season and serve with some grilled bread rubbed with olive oil.

Aug 10th, 2009

6 Comments to 'Puy Lentil Salad with Mozzarella'

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  1. Lentils with mozza – sounds like a good combo – you are always coming up with good ideas! thanks!
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  2. Indigo said,

    I love the idea of serving the lentil salad on grilled bread – I think I saw the recipe you mean in Good Food (love of my life, incidentally), but you make it look even better. Big fan of mozzerella, too!

  3. Kerri said,

    It’s a good combination actually, the contrasting textures work well together.

    I can’t find the Good Food recipe now, Indigo, I saw it online but it seems to have disappeared.

  4. Jeanne said,

    Oh WOW! I love the look of this – and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy lentils. I’ll bet it would work well with slow-roasted tomatoes too 🙂
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  5. Danny said,

    Where can I find Puy Lentils?

    Is Lentils Du Puy the same kind?

    I am staying in Singapore but have no idea where to purchase this item.

  6. Kerri said,

    I hope you enjoy it if you do try it, Jeanne.

    I imagine those are the same, Danny, they sound very similar at least.

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