French Lentil Salad with Feta & Cranberries

Al dente French lentils make for a perfect light salad. Try it warm or chilled. It's a great dish to take along on a picnic.

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups French green lentils
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB + 1 tsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup thin sliced celery
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta
  • 4 scallions, chopped (white & light green sections only ~1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

Instructions

Rinse and sort lentils, removing any debris. Place in a large saucepan and cover by a few inches with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer ~ 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well and cool. 

Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, tarragon, mustard, salt, and pepper and pour over lentils. Stir well. Fold in celery, feta, cranberries, and scallions.