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Lentil & tomato salad with garlic lebanese bread Recipe

Cooking Time 20 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 tbs olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
4 (25cm diameter) Lebanese bread

Lentil & tomato salad
2 400g cans brown lentils
300g (about 3) vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
1 cup roughly chopped fresh continental parsley
1 red onion, quartered, thinly sliced

60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine the oil and garlic in a small bowl. Cut the Lebanese bread into wedges and use a small pastry brush to brush all over with the oil mixture.
  2. Place the bread wedges on 2 baking trays and bake in a preheated oven for 7 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the lentil and tomato salad, place the lentils in a sieve and rinse well under cold running water. Drain well and place in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, parsley and onion to the lentils. Toss to combine.
  4. To make the dressing, place the oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon rind and cumin in a small bowl, and whisk to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the lentil salad and toss to combine. Serve with wedges of garlic bread.
Good Taste - March 2002, Page 55
Recipe by Michelle Noerianto

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