My inspiration for this Lentils Corn And Pepper Salad came during one of my visits to Baja California to see a dear friend. J. loves to entertain and always brings to the table dishes that look very elaborated, when in fact are very simple to put together. She made this salad using basic ingredients from Trader Joe’s, like already cooked lentils and corn salsa.
I took the idea from her recipe and made my own version of it. My husband had it for lunch the other day and said: “Hmmm, this salad would be great for entertaining and also would go really well with salmon!” I was commenting to my friend how much my husband loved the salad and then told her about his comment. She laughed and said: “He is perfectly right! I served this salad many times with salmon! ”
This being said, the salad is great by itself, but you can also serve it with salmon right next to it and make it a fancy dinner. Optional, some fresh cilantro or parsley makes the salad even more colorful. It is a refreshing, healthy, colorful and easy to make salad. A real winner in my book.
Basic way to cook lentils:
3 cups of water
1 cup dry lentils
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender but not mushy. The best way to check if they are done is to taste them.
If you like this recipe, you might also like my other recipes of lentil salads you can find here.
- Mix everything together, taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
- Serve chilled.