Popeye should have been popping cans of lentils instead of spinach!
Lentils are magical, where a little goes a long way and a bowlful can sustain even a sailor!Since the weather is warming up, a switch from lentil soup is required.
This is another recipe I remember my mother (الله يرحمها) making.
I keep it simple with only tomato, green onion, and parsley along with the lentils; but I suppose you could easily add celery, fresh coriander, and other herbs.
1 1/4 cups dry green lentils
1 cup peeled and diced tomato
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 lemon, juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Rinse the lentils, put in a pot and cover with plenty of water.
Bring to the boil, and boil for 30 minutes.
Drain, rinse again, and let sit in a strainer to completely drain.
Meanwhile, peel the tomato (by blanching), and dice, discarding the water and seeds.
Slice the green onion, and chop the parsley.
Combine the tomato, onion, parsley, the cooked drained lentils in a bowl.
Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Toss to combine.