Spicy Lentil Salad

Thanks to Bethany Hurwitz for this recipe!

This recipe will satisfy that spicy, salty, tangy craving all in one!

Salad

  • 1 (14oz) package of green lentils
  • 6 c. cooked white rice
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped small
  • 3-4 Tbs. chopped pickled jalepenos (1 can)

Dressing (combine all ingredients)

  • 2/3 c. olive oil
  • 2/3 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. sugar
  • 3/4 c. soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 4-6 tsp. salsa
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can pickled jalepenos, chopped small

Bring lentils to a boil in sauce pan; let stand 30 minutes, covered.  Drain.  Combine lentils, rice, red peppers and jalepenos.  Toss with dressing and chill.
*Best if made 8 hours in advance.
*Optional:  before serving, season with Tabasco sauce and crushed red peper to taste.
Severs 12-14!!  Great for Potlucks and family gatherings!!

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