L french lentil salad with goat cheese

French Lentil Salad with Goat CheeseRecipe Card

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Combine lentils, chicken broth and bay leaf in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer until lentils are tender, 25-30 minutes for French green lentils or 20-25 minutes for common brown or green lentils. Remove bay leaf, strain and let cool.
2In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except goat cheese. Add cooled lentils and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer salad to serving dish, crumble goat cheese over top and serve.

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese
Recipe Card - ingredients

1 cup French green lentils (or common brown or green lentils)
3 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 large carrot, finely diced
2 ribs celery, finely diced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Lucini or Colavita
3 ounces goat cheese