Place the lentils in a medium-heavy saucepan. Pour in the water and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes (depending on the type of lentils used), or until tender. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
Add the cooked, drained and still warm lentils, and all the salad ingr