French Lentil Salad with Spiced Yogurt
1½ cup(s), French green
1 item(s), finely chopped
1 tsp(s), finely grated plus 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1¼ tsp(s), divided
½ cup(s), fresh, chopped, plus more for garnish
Fresh mint leaves
½ cup(s), chopped, plus more for garnish
Plain fat free Greek yogurt
2 tbsp(s), toasted for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, add the lentils and enough cold water to cover by 3 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook the lentils until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the lentils well and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain again.
- In a large bowl, whisk the shallot, lemon zest and juice, oil, and 1 tsp salt. Add the lentils, arugula, cilantro, and mint and toss to combine.
- In a small bowl, stir the yogurt, turmeric, coriander, cumin, cayenne, and remaining 1⁄4 tsp salt. Spread the yogurt mixture on the bottom of a platter and pile the lentil salad on top. Garnish with the sunflower seeds.
- Per serving (1 cup)