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Mediterranean-Style Detox Bowl with Marinated Lentils

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked French green lentils
  • ½ cup uncooked green or brown lentils
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 ½ tsp red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups thinly sliced green onions (about 1 medium bunch, dark and light green parts only)
  • cup fresh parsley leaves, minced
  • ½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare the Lentils
  • Pick over the lentils, discarding any debris before rinsing and draining them
  • In a medium saucepan over medium to high heat, add the lentils, along with 4 cups water and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat to medium or medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until they're tender.
  • Drain

  • Mediterranean Bowl
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in the green onions, parsley, and tomatoes.
  • Spoon them into the bowl with the other ingredients (it’s okay if they are still warm) and stir well.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately, or let cool slightly and then cover and marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  • Stir well before serving