Let's cook: Lentil salad with goat cheese
Lentils, as most of you surely know, are a vegetarian's best friend. They give you protein, they substitute meat in many dishes and they are damn delicious. For me, I like them best in chilis, soups and Indian food. For summer I needed something more light though, so I tried a lentil salad and I loved it so much that I need to share this with you.
What you'll need:
1 bunch of scallions
1 red onion
5 small tomatoes or 2 big ones
1 cup of lentils (I prefer brown since they hold their shape pretty well)
1/2 goat cheese (I like goat better than sheep, but feta cheese would work just as well)
juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper
fresh mint, basil or cilantro
You want to cook the lentils first, seeing as they have to cool down quite a while. During that time chop up all of your vegetables and put them in a large bowl, I like small chunks, so this always takes me a good half an hour. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper and any fresh herbs, mix well and store in the fridge until the lentils are cold.
Just add the lentils, mix again and enjoy!