How to Make a Most Bodacious Lentil Salad

A most bodacious lentil salad

A most bodacious lentil salad

Put a cup of dried lentils (green, brown, or puy lentils are best – the red lentils will fall apart) and three cups of water in a pot. Bring it to a boil, then lower the heat until the lentils are done. This will take about thirty minutes.

This is how they look after they're cooked.

This is how they look after they’re cooked.

Cut up a cutting board’s worth of vegetables while the lentils cook. I used green peppers, scallions, celery, and cucumbers in this batch, but you can use whatever you like.

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Once the lentils are done, dump them into a bowl along with the vegetables.

This is the lentil-vegetable ratio you're going for.

This is the lentil-vegetable ratio you're going for.

Add a pinch of salt, and stir it in.

Just a little bit.

Just a little bit.

Pour a generous quantity of rice vinegar over everything. The bottle of vinegar was full when I started – if you look closely at the bottle, you can see how much I used in the lentil salad.

See how much vinegar I used? A lot.

See how much vinegar I used? A lot.

Now add a little toasted sesame oil. A capful or two should do the trick.

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Stir it all together and taste it to see if it needs anything else. More salt? More vinegar? A little more sesame oil? Adjust as necessary.

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