Today's salad is loaded with iron, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber!
GREEN LENTIL SALAD WITH SMOKED SALMON, CILANTRO AND LIME VINAIGRETTE
1 cup of green lentils (washed)
1 bay leave
4 oz smoked salmon (chopped)
1 tablespoon of capers
2 tablespoons of minced cornichons
3 tablespoons of minced cilantro
1 bunch of radishes (chopped)
2 tablespoons of salmon caviar (optional)
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
In a large saucepan cover lentils with cold water, add the bay leave and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and boil covered for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are tender but al dente. Strain and let cool down.
In a bowl put the smoked salmon, capers, cornichons, cilantro and radishes.
Make the vinaigrette in a separate bowl with the olive oil, juice and zest of one lime, salt and pepper. Mix well and stir into the salad; mix thouroughly and decorate with lime wedges, cilantro, sliced radishes and salmon caviar.