Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Turkish Lentil Salad (Adas Salatasi) Recipe

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The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Turkish Lentil Salad (Adas Salatasi)  Recipe. Enjoy a collections of quick & easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Turkish Lentil Salad (Adas Salatasi).

Total Time: 7 mins
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins

Servings: 4


2 cups lentils (rinsed)
4 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 red onion (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 teaspoons cumin
1 -2 lemon (juiced-to taste)
1/4 cup parsley (minced)
salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 tomatoes (seeded and diced) (optional)
10 -15 black olives (optional)
1/4 cup feta cheese (optional)
1/2 cup cucumber (seeded & diced0 (optional)


1 Cook lentils over medium heat simmer covered 20-30 minute Do not overcook, drain and rinse with cold water.

2 Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat, add onion and cook until translucent, add garlic & cumin, cook another minute.

3 Place lentils in a large bowl, add onions, cumin & stir in lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.

4 Set aside for at least 30 minutes.

5 Garnish with tomatoes, olives, cheese or cucumbers.

By BakinBaby (

BakinBaby's Note:
You can garnish as you desire with chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumbers or feta cheese. If your lemons are large, one will do.

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Quick falafel with cucumber & herb salad (gluten-free)
Falafels Recipe
Falafel Recipe
Tabbouleh with Grilled Vegetables
Spinach fritters

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