GREEN SALAD WITH LENTILS, TOMATOES, CHILLI PEPPER, CAPERS AND OREGANO TOPPED WITH PARMESAN SHAVINGS

Valeriana salad

It is so foggy out there that for the second day in a row, my hair was full of small water drops when I came back from my early dog walk. And I wonder, where does fog or mist become rain, where is the borderline? When does it cease being just fog? I prefer fog to rain right now and I can hear that the birds do that too, they are chattering wildly outside my window and I would love to know what they are on about because I refuse to think that they just are making a lot of noise for the sake of it, I am pretty sure they are communicating something urgent to each other. I know it is bad to antropomorphize animals but I wish they were gossiping, bird chattering fits the audio-image I have of the act of gossiping somehow, and they sure have a lot to gossip about right now, I wonder what my neighbours have done! But I am not here to speak about birds, nor about fogs but to post a recipe. Another salad with lentils but this time it is not the base but just one of the ingredients. I think lentils give a great support in a salad, not to speak about how filling it is which means that one can easily eat a salad for lunch without getting hungry again after an hour!

Green Salad with Lentils, Capers, Tomatoes, Chili Peppers and Parmesan Flakes

GREEN SALAD WITH LENTILS, TOMATOES, CHILLI PEPPER, CAPERS AND OREGANO TOPPED WITH PARMESAN SHAVINGS

green salad, I used soncino/corn salad/mache/lamb’s lettuce
brown lentils
tomatoes, mature and sweet
chilli pepper, fresh
capers
oregano
parmesan
salt
extra-virgin olive oil

– Cook the lentils al dente.
– Chop the tomatoes and chilli peppers, add them to the capers and the oregano plus 3-5 tblsp of olive oil, the capers add enough acidity but if you want you can add some lemon juice or vinegar. Check the salt.
– Add the green salad, toss and top with parmesan shavings.

Green Salad with Lentils, Capers, Tomatoes, Chili Peppers and Parmesan Flakes

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