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Lentil Salad with Mozzarella

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An easy peasy comforting lentil salad tossed with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette served on the thinly sliced Mozzarella. The salad can be served as a side dish or as the main course with some crunchy toasted bread.

  • 150 g Brown lentils
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 6 Cherry radishes, diced
  • 250 g Mozzarella, regular or low-fat
  • 4-5 tbsp Vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic bianco
  • 2 tsp Mild mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp Chives,chopped
  1. Combine lentils with 3-4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Simmer 25-30 minutes, until lentils are tender. When lentils are done cooking, drain then place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and dice the shallot. Finely dice the cherry radishes.Drain and cut the Mozzarella into thin slices. Arrange them in two serving plates.
  3. Mix together the vegetable stock,Balsamic bianco, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Beat in walnut oil.
  4. Add diced shallot, cherry radishes, and chopped chives to the lentil together with dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the lentils and mound onto the Mozzarella. Garnish with chives. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Cass @foodmyfriend 23/8/12 06:50

Out done yourself again in my eyes. What a beautiful salad. I have been trying to make lots of healthy salads lately, will have to try this one for lunch next week :) Thanks Angie

rita cooks italian 23/8/12 07:03

I LOVE mozzarella and I like lentils, but I've never tried to combine them together. This dish sounds very Italian. Great quick dinner idea Angie, Thanks.

OohLookBel 23/8/12 07:08

I've also found that lentils and balsamic vinegar go really well together. The radishes would give this salad a nice texture, too. Love it!

Anonymous 23/8/12 07:36

Sounds wonderful and fresh! Love the use of lentils in a salad. Kudos!!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 23/8/12 07:41

I should use lentils more, they're so tasty!! Great salad.

ann low 23/8/12 07:42

Angies, I always love your beautiful salads you made. Looks very delicious and healthy.

Belinda @zomppa 23/8/12 08:03

What a great salad! Everything about it.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 23/8/12 08:21

Lentils and salad are a perfect combination :D

Choc Chip Uru

Mich - Piece of Cake 23/8/12 09:29

Lentil and cheese sound like a really delicious and healthy combination. Would love to try this out sometime.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/8/12 10:00

A magnificent combination! Scrumptious.



Baker Street 23/8/12 12:06

What a gorgeous salad! love the use of cherry radish here!

Eva Taylor 23/8/12 12:50

Another great salad Angie; do you mean fresh mozzarella?

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 23/8/12 12:50

What a fabulous way to serve lentil salad on the thinly sliced Mozzarella. Lentil salads are fabulous (and filling) for lunch.

StephenC 23/8/12 14:08

There is plenty of summer left to include a dish like this. Rock on, Angie.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 23/8/12 14:20

You always come up with some creative and delicious. This is right up my alley!

foodtravelandwine 23/8/12 14:28

I love your salad!!....I love lentils in salads....and this looks wonderful!!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Tricia Buice 23/8/12 14:49

You are the most creative cook! What a terrific idea. I just happen to have lentils and mozzarella - guess what I'm going to make? Thanks

Ana Regalado 23/8/12 15:27

Another creative and wonderful dish , Angie !

Asmita 23/8/12 16:06

Love lentils in any form. Your recipe sounds amazing!

Susan 23/8/12 16:10

OMG! I was just looking at my canister of lentils this morning and thinking to myself, I need to make something with these! This recipe sounds amazing--are you my twin!! XOXO

Lena Jayadev 23/8/12 16:27


Devaki 23/8/12 16:40

What an absolutely brilliant take - never would have thought to pair a lentil salad with mozz. Fabulous and has all the good carbs too :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Cherine 23/8/12 17:26

What a beautiful combination!!

Unknown 23/8/12 17:30

Wonderful idea for serving the lentil salad, would love this for lunch today;-)

MaryMoh 23/8/12 18:50

Healthy salad. Looks pretty with the mozzarella cheese.

Unknown 23/8/12 19:00

OMG! Lentil and mozzarella. What a nice combination. I bet its delicious and to die for.
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RavieNomNoms 23/8/12 19:00

Oh my, yes please! I have grown to love lentils so much more in the past few years

Suhaina 23/8/12 19:37

This is a wonderful salad..looks yumm. would love to try it.

Evelyne CulturEatz 23/8/12 19:46

Serving these lovely lentils on mozzarella is such a great idea. Indeed would make a great 'sandwich' too. Very creative.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/8/12 21:29

love the recipe...lentils are my favorite!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 23/8/12 21:34

Awesome! I've been wondering what to do with my packet of lentil in my pantry! And this recipe is absolutely fantastic for my diet! Looks so appetizing & great the season! YUM!

Beth 23/8/12 21:47

This looks so easy and so good. Your photos are lovely!

Cucina49 23/8/12 21:59

Did you say lentils? And mozzarella? Two of my favorite ingredients, and radishes to boot. My kind of salad!

MunatyCooking 23/8/12 22:47

love brown lentils, it compliment any dish. Your salad looks really good!

Unknown 24/8/12 00:34

An interesting combo of cheese and lentils - Looks hearty :)

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 24/8/12 00:47

For those of us trying to improve our nutrition and including more legumes, this recipe with a bit of mozzarella is just perfect Angie! Thank you so much for helping me!

motherrimmy 24/8/12 05:03

I have red lentils that would be fun with this dish. Walnut oil is my new favorite choice when it comes to salad type recipes. I love the flavor it adds.

Tisa Jacob 24/8/12 06:44

I use lentils a lot. thanks for this salad idea. Love your beautiful presentation too, Angie.

Anonymous 24/8/12 06:57

I never tasted the combo of cooked lentils with mozzerella! What a tasty & unique combo!
It must be heavenly! :) Yummm!

Mary 24/8/12 08:09

I love all the different flavors together here, Angie. I never would have thought to pair them. Nice job!

mjskit 24/8/12 09:02

What a beautifully healthy salad! I have to be honest that I'm not a big fan of lentils because I've only had them in soups and they are usually overcooked and not much flavor, but these lentils look great! Lots of texture and then the white balsamic and walnut oil vinaigrette sounds delicious!

Lisa Ho 24/8/12 10:13

Lovely colours... beautiful and healthy salad too :D

[Reply] 24/8/12 13:20

I love those colours that you have used Angie. It all looks so good together

fimere 24/8/12 14:04

c'est bien appétissant, bravo
bonne journée

Kathy 24/8/12 15:40

Lentils are such a great healthy food and this salad looks fabulous!!

Anonymous 24/8/12 15:42

Fun! I love this combination...fresh mozzarella compliments other foods so nicely :)

Rumana Rawat 24/8/12 15:53

So so so yummy looking salad...

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 24/8/12 16:02

Oh, I love this! Lentil salad is one of my favorite things to have for lunch. Definitely going to make this soon!

Gloria Baker 24/8/12 16:35

I love lentils and these look amazing!

the food dude 24/8/12 17:30

This salad looks delicious, beautiful photos!

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Kat 25/8/12 00:25

I love lentils (I have a bag of it sitting which is screaming to be made into this salad right now, or maybe it's just my tummy). This salad has all my favorite things in it and I love the balsamic-mustardy dressing!

Erica 25/8/12 01:36

I love lentils and this salad looks delicious and sounds amazing,Angie! I love the mozzarella idea!

Reeni 25/8/12 02:44

You make the most uniquely beautiful salads Angie! This is stunning!

lena 25/8/12 03:10

i never had lentils..sometimes i get confused with those mung split beans with those yellow lentils. one thing, i dont know how you are able to take such nice photographs with lentils, sometimes i see they dont make a nice appearance in photos but you really did it exceptionally well!

chow and chatter 25/8/12 05:07

what a wonderful and healthy salad love it

cakewhiz 25/8/12 05:41

fantastic way to get more fiber in our diets. i use lentils in my cooking at least twice a week ... this would be a great addition to weekly meal plans :D

Jennifer Kendall 25/8/12 06:31

i just love the mozzarella and chives in here! sounds like a super delicious salad, and i just love your photos!

Unknown 25/8/12 09:49

Who else could make lentils look so pretty. Love your recipe and can't stop starring at your photos!

Jeanette 25/8/12 15:20

I've been thinking of making lentils the last couple of weeks - love this presentation!

Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today 25/8/12 15:44

First of all - amazing presentation :) And mozzarella - I love it. Some people say it has no taste, but for me it's delicious and i like the texture. Great idea.

Monet 25/8/12 16:30

I love making lentil salads...and then eating them throughout the week. This looks especially flavorful and anything with mozzarella makes me a very happy person! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy 25/8/12 16:31

Lentils are one of my favorite foods! Your recipe sounds so so good. I've never eaten lentils with mozzarella but can imagine how great they must taste.

Mary Bergfeld 25/8/12 16:48

This really sounds interesting. I enjoy lentils and this looks like a perfect way to use them. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

What's Baking?? 25/8/12 16:50

Oh, how I love to taste this!

Balvinder 25/8/12 18:32

Balsamic vinaigrette and soft mozzarella are my favorite and lentils are staple. In all this is a perfect salad for me.

Catherine 26/8/12 03:40

Dear Angie, I love lentils. This is a wonderful way to serve them. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Amelia 26/8/12 09:28

Hi Angie, very pretty salad, look very appetizing. Love your presentation.

Have a nice weekend.

Elisabeth 26/8/12 20:19

I'm so glad that I am backtracking to the missed posts. Lentils are a huge favorites of ours, and Lora cooks lentils once a week. I will save this yummy combination to make this salad. Love the mozzarella, and the radish a matter of fact, I made some pickled red little radishes that would go so well in this yummy salad!

Kiran @ 27/8/12 09:20

An interestingly unique recipe! Who would've thought of topping mozzarella with lentils! Yum :)

Velva 28/8/12 03:29

I like the subtle flavor of mozzarella with this lentil salad than the more traditional feta or other sharp crumbly cheese. Nice touch!


Geni 28/8/12 18:57

I adore this lentil salad. Looks fantastic...especially over fresh mozzarella.

Ali 15/9/12 23:38

They look divine! Lentils and mozzarella...who would've thought, great suggestion.

Chinese restaurant Brisbane 5/11/12 14:37

My favorite combination! It looks wonderful on the photos.

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