Basic Method for Cooking Lentils: Lentils Vinaigrette

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Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

Get in There and Cook

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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This is ubiquitous in Lyons restaurants in France, where you’ll be served a hot slice of juicy sausage with lentils as you look over the menu. Here are instructions for lentils vinaigrette, with and without sausage.

Makes 6 Appetizer Servings, or More



    1. Prepare the lentils as directed in the Basic Method.
    2. To make the vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Taste and correct the seasonings and vinegar/oil balance, if needed. Whisk in the parsley and shallots. Add the drained lentils while they are still warm; stir gently. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.