Fusilli Salad With Lentils – A Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Appetizer

This Fusilli Salad with Lentils is the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition. Not only is it a delicious and appetizing dish, but it is also vegan and vegetarian friendly! This dish is ideal for a packed lunch or picnic, and is sure to please everyone. The combination of lentils, vegetables and a tasty dressing make it a great choice for any occasion.

Ingredients used:

  • 1/2 cup - Dried lentils
  • Salt
  • 8 ounces - Fusilli
  • 1 bunch - Green onions
  • 4 - Young carrots
  • 1 - Red bell pepper
  • 1 bunch - Chives
  • 1 tablespoon - Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons - Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Hot paprika
  • 4 tablespoons - Olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons - Creme fraiche or sour cream

Recipe steps:

  • Cover the lentils with plenty of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 25-35 minutes until they are tender but not mushy.
  • Bring plenty of water to a boil and add salt and fusilli. Cook until the pasta is tender but still firm. Once done, rinse with cold water and drain.
  • Clean and finely chop the green onions. Peel the carrots and cut into thin strips. Clean the bell pepper and cut into thin strips. Cut the chives into 1/8 inch pieces leaving a few pieces for garnish.
  • Mix the vinegars with salt, pepper and paprika. Whisk in the oil. Drain the lentils and mix with the fusilli, vegetables, and dressing. Season and spoon onto plates. Serve with a share of creme fraiche for garnish.

This Fusilli Salad with Lentils is a great dish for any occasion. Not only is it delicious and flavorful, it is also vegan and vegetarian friendly. Combining lentils, vegetables and a tasty dressing, this dish is sure to please everyone! Enjoy this Fusilli Salad with Lentils as an appetizer or as a packed lunch for a picnic or any other event.