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Tomato & Lentil Salad with Feta and Herbs

Tomato & Lentil Salad with Feta and Herbs

1 torpedo onion, trimmed and thinly sliced (or use a small red onion or two shallots)

1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Kosher salt

1 1/4 cups whole green lentils

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 garlic clove, grated or minced

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons chopped chives, plus more for sprinkling

3 tablespoons chopped dill, plus more for sprinkling

3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley, plus more for sprinkling

1/2 pound (8 ounces), cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large

3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

Add onion in a medium bowl, and toss with vinegar and a pinch of kosher salt. Let sit while you prepare the lentils.

Place lentils in a medium saucepan filled 2/3‘s with water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the lentils are just tender (about 15 minutes). Start checking for doneness around 13 to 14 minutes, because if you overcook the lentils, they will turn to mush.

Drain the lentils well, then toss with the marinated onion. Stir in olive oil and garlic, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let lentils cool completely.

Add chopped herbs to the bowl along with half of the tomatoes and feta, tossing to combine. Pour salad onto a serving platter, then top with remaining tomatoes and feta. Finish with a sprinkling of herbs, flaky sea salt and ground black pepper.

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