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Black Lentil Orange & Carrot Salad

By 1 Marzo 2020 Marzo 12th, 2020 No Comments



– 400 g black lentils
– 2 carrots small diced
– 2 stalks of celery trimmed and diced
– 1 onion small diced
– ½ shallot finely chopped
– 6 tbsps. EVO
– salt to taste
– black pepper to taste
– 1 orange peeled and diced
– 1 bunch of green tarragon
– 1 tsp. cumin seeds
– 1 tsp. anise seeds
– 1 tsp. of sesame seeds
– ½ tsp. ground ginger ground
– ½ tsp. paprika
– 3 tbsps. lemon juice


Rinse thoroughly the black lentils, drain, place them in a pot along with 3 cups of salted water and cook for ab. 15-18 minutes, turning the heat off when the lentils are still a bit crunchy. Then drain and set aside. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by warming the seeds in a hot pan for several minutes. Then, transfer the seeds in a bowl, adding in 2 tablespoons of EVO, lemon juice, salt, pepper, ginger, paprika and shallot. Set the dressing aside. At this point, in a pan, heat 4 tablespoons of EVO and sauté the onion, carrot and celery until they soften. Adjust with salt if necessary and then add in white wine. As soon as the whine has almost evaporated, incorporate the lentils, add some pepper and salt and thoroughly stir for a few minutes so that all of the ingredients will well amalgamate.  Remove from heat and let it cool for ab. 10 minutes. Finally, also incorporate the orange and season with the spiced dressing. Mix well and garnish with tarragon leaves. Serve the salad warm or leave it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.