Thursday, April 3, 2008

the perfect salad. this is not a joke.

dear friends and lovers,

here is something that i'm positive you would all enjoy (and we should all enjoy together in the park, shortly enough). who wouldnt love something that incorporates leafy greens, lentils, AND goat cheese? no one that any of us would want to be friends with anyway.

you need:
2 tsp oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp grated ginger
3 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1 1/2 cups red lentils
lots of goat cheese
lots of baby spinach (or any other dark, leafy green)
cracked black pepper
lime wedges

for maximal deliciousness, you should
- heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat
- add the seeds, garlic, and ginger... cook em up for 2 minutes or so
- add the lentils, mix in, and stir for 1 minute
- then add the veggie stock 1 cup at a time, adding more when it has all been absorbed (you know, risotto stylez)... get out the crossword, this could take about 20 minutes.
- remove from heat and stir in the fresh herbs.
- to serve, put greens on plates and top with lentils, then top the lentils with goat cheese. pepper it up, serve with lime wedges.

this is neat and delicious, that is a promise.

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Books, bicycles, frisbees, wine and this delicious salad. All things we will enjoy in the park one day this summer. We are so close!!!! And yet... it's snowing.