Monday, July 26, 2010

lentil brown rice summer salad

i went to Renegade yesterday and had this super yummy lentil salad and wanted to re-create it since my family is into lentils, but lentil soup is not really a summer-y dish. i improvised and added my own things, but it is pretty rad...i must would be good with bacon too...mmmm....can you tell im pregnant?

i really really hope someone makes this...and loves i do!

lentil brown rice summer salad
cook 1 cup brown rice according to instructions (mine was a 2 cups water: 1 cup rice)
cook 1/2 cup lentils according to instructions (mine was 1/2 cup lentils to 2 cups water)
1 cup dried cherries
1 valencia orange diced
2 handfuls sunflower seeds
1 green onion diced
salt and pepper (to taste)

citrus vinaigrette
1/2 cup O.J.
1/4 cup Peanut Oil
1/8 cup Rice Vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon

after you cook the rice and lentils according to instructions...drain your lentils and mix together and refrigerate until chilled. Then add the cherries, orange, sunflower seeds and green onions and mix. add the vinaigrette (not all of it is needed...just enough to maybe half) and you have an awesome and healthy summer salad!

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