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Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!

French Lentil Salad

Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard honey sauce...

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 325 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz canned lentils (200 g)
  • 1 small fresh carrot
  • ½ stalk fresh celery
  • 1 small garlic clove chopped
  • 3 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp strong Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Pour the canned lentils in a sieve. Then rinse them quickly and let them drain a bit.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  2. 2. Peel the carrot and finely dice it together with the celery. Peel and chop the garlic clove. Add the olive oil to a large non-stick pan. Also add the bay leaf, chopped red onion and garlic to it.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  3. 3. Place the pan over medium heat until the oil is hot. Stir fry the onion for 2 minutes. Then add the diced celery and carrot. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  4. 4. Stir the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir regularly. Then stir in the drained lentils.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  5. 5. Cook the lentils and vegetables for another 2 minutes. Then take the pan off the heat and add the chopped parsley and half of the dried herbs.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  6. 6. Stir and then check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Let the lentil salad cool down fully at room temperature and then scoop it in a serving bowl. Don’t put it in the fridge. Combine the cream, honey, Dijon mustard, the remaining dried herbs and a pinch of pepper and salt to taste into a creamy dressing. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!
  7. 7. Drizzle the dressing on top of the lentil salad right before serving.

    Crunchy vegetables and lentils in a creamy mustard and honey sauce, the perfect French lentil salad and a great side dish!