French Lentil Salad

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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French lentils are smaller and more round than the traditional disc-shaped “green” lentils, and they’re a dark green-black color. They have a strong and delicious lentil flavor. Like green lentils, they’re loaded with protein and contain respectable amounts of calcium and iron.


  • 4 quarts water
  • 12 ounces organic French lentils, sorted for stones, rinsed
  • Sea salt


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a covered pot over high heat. Add the lentils and a little salt. Reduce the heat to low-medium, cover, and cook the lentils at a low-medium boil, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain the lentils, then turn them on