Its home grounds for me though! I’m hoping your recipe will taste like TJ’s tasty nuggets! Oh my. Especially considering that this is a salad recipe, and not the one in the book with fried pigs ears, either. lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini. I always have to pick it out and it is so important to do so or your garlic will be bitter instead of savory. Also, this is really random, but my husband picked up pickled green beans this weekend and think they’d be nice sliced in here to give you that acidic bite you might otherwise miss from the conichons or capers. A whole cup of dried lentils makes a lot! 2 cloves Garlic. Regarding your favor at the start of the recipe: good point, well made. I made this today for lunch, minus the capers but double the cornichons, and it was DELICIOUS. Next time I would add all the toasted spices as I didnt feel they shined through as much as they should of for fresh toasted and ground. I added a bit of lemon rind. I was happily surprised with the outcome! I have no problem with people not wanting to eat meat for any number of reasons, but I simply cannot understand the spite directed towards Bloomfield for showing the complete (dead) animal. I also take them to pick at pick-your-own farms, because I want them to understand what a few hours out in the field FEELS like, and what it tastes like. thanks again for great inspiration smitten kitchen. I followed your directions and the results were amazing! Made it without but can totally see why the preserved lemon was in there – maybe sub in some citrus zest if needed? I also used a regular (Claussen) pickle instead of cornichon. Having just lost a writing competition myself, this was a huge comfort to me. I love this bean salad. (But, my heavens, they were bursting with flavor when I started whole.) The salad is so comforting to me and simple enough to make for lunch. Produce. Kitchen. I definitely recommend the preserved lemon – it adds a briny/slightly pickled flavor which is awesome. Really nice complex flavors. Sarrible — It should work fine, but it would probably be even better in this Spicy Squash Salad with Black Lentils and Feta. Since I have most of these ingredients on hand (and can substitute for the ones I don’t) I am going to make this right now. This simple grain salad is made with just five staple ingredients (in addition to some seasonings and olive oil). Recipes. Thanks. Stirring it should mostly bring it back together, so you get balanced spoonfuls. Can’t believe I missed this recipe last year -will be making it shortly. So great combo of flavor, I will taste this soon (with preserved lemon, I love this). People should be aware of where their food comes from and support local farmers and chefs who cook ‘snout to tail’. The dressing is perfectly balanced zing of mustard and pickles with the smooth olive oil. To add to the vegan category: spinach and chickpeas (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/03/spinach-and-chickpeas/). This was fantastic! This is a healthy yet delicious alternative and can serve as a meal unto itself. Recipe by smitten kitchen. We ate it with bacon, eggs fried in in bacon grease, and green beans, and it was delightful. Sometimes I feel like I’m alone on this one – well more like there’s two of us, myself and the lentils. Thanks for posting this delicious lentil recipe from April Bloomfield’s book, “A Girl and Her Pig”. moment I just knew exactly how good it will taste, Cant wait to make it Methinks I will have it with bratwurst…which begs a nice beveage! April Bloomfield is absolutely clear in her introduction where she discusses ingredients like this that it’s not going to ruin your dish if you leave it in (heck, I’ve always left it in, and never had a problem) but that you might prefer the flavor if you remove it. Wow. Deb, do you think this would taste as good using red lentils? This was so delicious. I made this salad over the weekend with some “shortcuts” (pre-ground cumin and coriander) — delicious. Will also add some buttermilk to the dressing I won’t go so far as to say it’s great but it’s pungent and exotic and like nothing I’ve ever smelled before. :)) The cornichons were tastier than expected. What I am totally excited about it the dressing you used with them: capers, cornichons, shallots, mustard, garlic… wowza! The end result should be taking care of Mother Earth so that we all have a future, and treating all life, human and otherwise, kindly and compassionately, from birth to death. I hope potential readers will get past the dead pig on the cover and discover all the hidden gems inside. I just have to thank you for hosting the only place I can come for recipes in and out of fasting seasons: you have great vegan stuff AND great meaty / cheesy stuff, so I just bookmark some of them some of the time and make them later! pecorino!) See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Recipes, Food. I would eat it again but with something soft or creamy to accompany it, like eggs or veggies and guacamole. So delicious! It’s definitely one of those veggie dishes that satisfy meat eaters too. If I may, though, I’ll remind you that at the turn of the year you mentioned something about possibly cheesecake. Goodness, it is SO good. ** To toast and grind spices: Put the spices, one at a time, in a small dry pan over medium-high heat. Making the salad might seem pesky. Lentils Though, even looking at the container, I cannot tell for sure. Nothing to say about lentils, but that third picture, of the uncooked pot of ingredients, is STUNNING. I tend to 2.5x the recipe, skip the toast, and pack a giant bowl of it for lunch, since it also tastes good cold. Wow, this looks amazing- I’ve been craving salady type things lately and this is going on my list! The shallots look like a very good addition, but I am a bit wary of the smell afterwards… so, minus the shallots for me :). Just for those who don’t mind the extra step. Thanks so much. Made this tonight and it is just wonderful. It’s great to make the day before and assemble the day of when I have a bunch of guests too, always a huge hit. This was DELICIOUS. and didn’t get the capers I’d intended to. Opted for steaming red-skinned fingerlings and didn’t have any parsley, so skipped it. Just saying: feta is made from sheep’s milk. I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype of the recipe description, but thankfully I was very happy with how it turned out, even cutting more corners than Deb! I paired it with marinated-grilled chicken. I think I have some of the small, green lentils, too :). This was good French food, with a taste that went far beyond its humble appearance, but it also felt familiar, like something I had made and forgotten about. I would serve a big scoop of this on top of a plate of chopped romaine for a delicious lunch any day! 9 ingredients. It gave my heart a little pitter patter to see you prefer Bulgarian feta cheese. So true! The dressing is zingy but the potatoes mellow it out. Love that you took a book with the cover of a girl and a pig and popped out a totally vegetarian recipe out of it! Simmer the lentils over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm-tender. Happy to add this to my weekly rotation of meals. If you plan to make this at the outset of several meals and would like to eat it warm, I’d keep the dressing separate, warming only the lentils and potatoes and stirring in the cold dressing to taste. I love my mortar and pestle, so this is probably completely up my alley (and I found my last bag of lentils yesterday, so now I have to decide between this and the lentil “sausage” stew also here. x. Topped with smoked trout. Put in a small saucepan and cover with the chicken broth. This was unsurprisingly surprisingly good. Followed every step and I can see how integral to flavour all those ingredients are. Anyway, I saved a bowl, so I thought you might like to know about it. This looks so delicious. I recently am doing vegan 3x a week and I’ve been a long-time visitor to your site. I’ve made it twice to rave reviews both times. (We know that, right? I just made this twice in one week, I love it so. I think that’s a sign. It’s the weekend between my birthday and my husbands so our kids came home from college. Healthy, flavorful, satisfying… I’ve been inspired to purchase a spice grinder. Did everything else about the same as the recipe and it was delicious. The dressing is amazing – I totally wish I had made a double batch. MY. Letting it sit in the fridge overnight, though, took it to a whole new level. I was able to get the small green lentils from a middle eastern grocery store. 1 pound fingerling potatoes I looked at the very first picture and thought – It needs a poached egg on top. Humble ingredients transformed to an addictive dish! So good!! Did I do something wrong or is it the kind of lentils I have? Well said. If only more people could have that perspective regarding issues and ideas where disagreement is inevitable. Two years ago: Spaetzle OH. I sent you an email this morning, I’d love your input! I made this using black eyed peas instead of chickpeas and it turned out great. Really it’s true that reading the directions it seems “pesky”, but I started the lentils cooking and by the time they were done, I had everything else ready and was almost finished cleaning up. I love lentils! This was delicious; thanks! I didn’t have cornichons, so I used sweet & spicy pickles and it was delicious. The only thing that I would do differently is add a little more cilantro. You’d never say “Ew” if I brought out something you didn’t want to eat for dinner, or I hope you wouldn’t; you’d probably just say “It’s not for me.” or “With all due respect, I find using animals for food unethical.” All parts of that conversation would be welcome. This is the first recipe I made from April Bloomfield’s book! Well, I don’t grind coffee anymore, or make it, because I’m lazy, so I just use my old cheap grinder for spices. I put mint leaves in w/the lentils since I didn’t have any sage – I couldn’t taste them. This is AMAZING – the cornichon/vinegar give it zip! Love the textures of this salad, Deb! Correction, I 1.5x the recipe. Thank you. This warm lentil salad is a perfect mid-winter everything — a gorgeous pack-for-work lunch to keep you on this side of your Resolution karma, a perfect side dish to a roast, chops or sausage, and my new favorite thing to break a softly-cooked egg over. I made this salad last night to accompany a pair of petit fillets – it was warm, comforting, bright and delicious. I love that dressing especially! What a lovely, lovely post, for so many different reasons. I prepared the equivalent of 4 batches of the potatoes and lentils + 5 batches of the dressing. Delicious. However I think it would taste even better chilled for an hour or two before serving. We are going to eat this very soon. My husband and I made this last weekeend and it was so delicious! :), WOW- this is just what I needed! Not that I remembered this when I got home.) Really, it’s not like the other (lentils). Thank you! Garnished with pomegranate seeds. I am French. I have a couple mortar and pestles that I have never used before and am excited to try them out. Just before serving, toss in the parsley. Alyssa — Ha! :) (I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of those tournament reviews, but hadn’t read that one yet.). Amazing, just wanted to share! Also, smashing garlic and mincing it with salt will tame that ‘over-the-top’ garlic flavor. 1.1k. A keeper recipe added to my files! But whenever I’ve read a review of or discussion about her book, inevitably, a slew of comments will say “Eeeewwww!” and — it shouldn’t, I should just tune it out, move on with my life — it drives me batty. I’d like to make it vegan family- any recommendations to replace the feta? That cute photo of Jacob made me think of this http://tastebudskitchen.com/cooking-classes/summer-camps/, he would be a great sous chef after a week of that in the summer! Your email address will not be published. sally — Whoops! Absolutely delicious. All I had to do was buy chick peas. lemon! I just made this salad and it is AMAZING. Great combination of spices/tastes. I also used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine. I just assumed it was alive, which sounds stupid now that I say it. What a wonderful recipe! :) (Why do they always feel SO FAR from the L? Maybe that’s what makes the Puy lentils worth the trouble? Mar 30, 2015 - Explore smitten kitchen's board "EASTER", followed by 148423 people on Pinterest. I also discovered I am out of cumin seeds, so used ground. What a weird question to be asked so often, no? https://aggieskitchen.com/lentil-salad-carrots-cilantro-taking-care-holidays My calling the cover of the book ‘manipulative’ is a bit over the top. This recipe is a definite keeper. And that’s Smitten Kitchen’s broccoli rubble farro salad. Frankly it’s even better today as the flavors have had a chance to marry nicely. Just as I was supposed to! : ). It’s an incredible skill! I ate it with a kale salad and some homemade naan. SO GOOD! A beautiful bounty of healthy local seasonal veggies and protein rich lentils. The flavors are fantastic. I am a follower of your kale evolution (even heard you tell of it on an NPR show — I think All Things Considered?). Warm Lentil and Potato Salad A versatile dish first found on Smitten Kitchen - a side dish or main meal for vegans, vegetarians or carnivores, with interesting notes from the combination of lentils, mustard and gherkins. Four years ago: Intensely Almond Cake + Cranberry Syrup I made this tonight for dinner for my family of four (we topped it with an egg each) and it was a hit! I need something that will put spring in my stomach so maybe it will come to Europe as well. I had some string beans and feta hanging around so added them because, why not? It is really good. Fantastic flavors and colors, great job :), The best thing about this recipe is that I have almost all the ingredients on hand right now. Cover with cold water and soak 10 minutes; drain. Bravo – this looks great! The aromas in my ordinary little house are extraordinary. Thank you sooooooooooo much!!!! It was delicious!! It did take a long time to make, but it was so freaking good. If you can find small green French lentils, they will stay intact. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. We used lemon zest instead of preserved lemon, and the leftovers were even better! When the timer rings, they should be easily pierced with a toothpick or knife. Yum! I am sure she has a much better name for it in her cookbook. I might eat this every night for dinner. I like to think I can honor and respect them from the time they are born until the time they die, and using as much of an animal as possible is essential. Six years ago: Chicken Caesar Salad and Fried Chicken I can’t say I am a fan of lentils but mixed with chickpeas and tahini it can only be d-e-l-i-g-h-t-f-u-l. I made this for lunch, it’s so far from any recipes i made before and i couldn’t imagine the taste ahead of time. :) So glad that you pointed out your “favor”–people should admire and look up to chefs that use meat from nose-to-tail, as you said. Erica — February. I always look for new recipes and salads and here I learnt to make the delicious one. I second Liz L’s question about the lemon juice. Will definitely make again, probably still with beets since I’m more likely to have them in the fridge. This was so good! We had this with a Simple Potato Gratin (a post I’m itching to update even more simply, and less hideously, but the important stuff is there) and lamb chops (may I recommend these?). 1 lb Broccolini or regular broccoli. My trick is that Trader Joe’s sells cooked lentils in the refrigerated section and they are perfect for this salad. A word about garlic. I’m considering making it for a large group – mostly to beef up the meal for vegetarians. You’ll have about 2 cups cooked lentils. Have I told you lately how much I adore you? (I know you get a lot of requests, but thought I’d take a chance.) This is EXACTLY the dish I’ve been hunting for to make tonight. Cut cauliflower into 1-2 inch florets and spread evenly over a baking sheet. Oh wow! I was bowled overr by the sharp pics! Thanks so much for sharing. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender but not mushy. We had it with pan-fried fish. 1 cup frozen corn And the Crackly Banana Bread was great – my coworkers are all smitten kitchen fans now too. thanks, deb, for calling it out. I have learned the hard way more often than I’ve wished to that just because I might enjoy sitting down at someone’s restaurant table does … While I agree that “Ew!” is not a very useful comment, it is no more childish than the equally empty “That looks great!” Neither gives you anything with which to start a quality conversation. I am a long time SK fan and a vegan for only two years. I finally made it for lunch today and it is absolutely fantastic. Is that true of recipes calling for techini generally. Super yummy! I make Sauce Gribiche and toss everything together while warm. I used small brown lentils (I don’t know whether they have a special name in English) since I used up my Puy lentils the last time I made your spicy squash, lentil and goat’s cheese salad, and they needed slightly less cooking time. Alexandra — Thank you so much. Amazing flavors! So, thanks! New thing: As promised in last week’s chat, there’s finally a vegan category on this site. Sounds great, a low calorie lunch! November 27, 2020 . Thank you!!!! I love falafel, but don’t want the box mixes. Served the whole thing over a bed of arugula and topped with grilled shrimp. Thinking of making it for a potluck tonight and it would be great if I could make it this morning and stick it in the fridge. You had me at the name of the dish, I cheered as I knew this would be a good Thanks! I speak as someone who doesn’t have children, so it’s like objective. OUR society (America) has become so soft, and so worried about being offended, that we have totally forgotten the importance of TOLERANCE. Great the first day, fantastic the second. You’ll have potatoes with a lentil sauce. Just made this last night for dinner and it was amazing. I will still love tweaking the other recipes but it’s nice to have one spot to go to for quick recipes. And all the recipes I’ve tried. I can not wait to try this recipe. with the egg, absolutely. 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced or smashed to a paste (I use less) YUM. Yours promises a delicious meal that I’m looking forward to trying out soon. So good! This looks delicious! There is nothing so perfect as knowing the things you are eating are wholesome and safe for your children. I was just thinking about making lunch. Garlic, coriander, cumin, lemon, sesame seeds, more garlic…what could be better? THANKS!! Recipe by smitten kitchen. From the earliest pages, she taunts you with Squash and Pancetta Toasts, Toasts with Ramp Butter and Fried Quail Eggs, a stack of lacy-thin crepe pancakes with Bacon and Chilis, a spring vegetable soup with everything from Jersualem Artichokes to white beans and vinegary Devilled Eggs. So, theoretically dried garlic bulbs (what we normally just call “garlic”) you buy in the summer or early fall, especially at farmers markets, should be the freshest and I’d imagine that as winter goes on, you’re more and more likely to see those sprouts. You should try her goat cheese souffle next- heavenly and also keeps its height for a long time. The onions have one treatment, the lentils another, the dressing a third and I seriously read the plating instructions four times (given, I had a yelling three year-old nearby, but hey, that’s real life innit?) 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