A simple lentil, vegetable, and herb salad, jazzed up with the addition of cumin and sumac.
Sometimes you just need a big container of lentil salad sitting in the fridge to get you through the work week. Lentils are hearty, packed with protein and fiber, and, of all the dried beans, the fastest to cook. You can whip up this salad for a weeknight dinner in under an hour -- once the lentils are simmering, it's just a matter of chopped vegetables and whisking together dressing ingredients. This salad keeps beautifully in the fridge, and its flavors, bolstered by Vanns Cumin and Sumac, only improve over time.
Serves 6-8. Adapted from Food of Life.
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