Lentil and Herb Salad! Nobody Eats Parsley…. — 17 Comments

  1. I don’t know the joke, but I do agree that U.S. commercials are just horrible. (Except for the old ones written by my fantastic brother – he is not doing that much any more but his commercials were clever and touching.)
    The salad sounds just fantastic. I love parsley, it’s in my top five herbs for sure. And lentils are so great in salad. Can I have more than a few pine nuts in mine?

  2. A perfect summer dish! I happen to love parsley. The only problem is that any recipe that calls for it uses only part of the bunch. Then I need to find something to do with the rest of it. This salad sounds like my answer!

  3. Perfect — my flat-leaf parsley is finally taking off like crazy in the herb garden! I’m looking for all sorts of recipes that use it. Very underrated herb, I think.

  4. Have you ever seen the european festival of best commercials on tv here? They are SO good, puts american commercials to shame. Some of the scandinavian ones are so naughty!
    I’ve seen those weird tomatoes at my vegetable stand, my neighbor gave me some once. They are good. I’ll have to get some to go with my lentils

  5. I used to HATE parsley! But then I discovered flat-leaf parsley and everything changed! I just don’t like the curly stuff!

  6. This looks so yummy, Katie — I’m really excited to try it. I love that tomato, too — the scallopped edges are beautiful!

  7. I cannot get enough of lentil salads so am thrilled to see your recipe. It looks so fresh and enticing. What a great choice for weekend herb blogging.

  8. Great salad. My parsley is thriving and I am sooo happy. I sometimes freeze parsley: it may not be ideal, but I’d rather do that than discard it. I love lentils.

  9. Toni, the bunches one buys are usually huge, try keeping it in a lettuce crisper or wrapped in damp paper towels.
    Chris, I think I’m finally mastering the art of ‘just enough’ vinaigrette…for someone who cooks in quantities, it ain’t easy!
    Lydia, mine is looking so good this year I am trying to use it more often…and liking it better each time!
    Zorra, I used to get them in Andorra – thought they were Spanish… they’re very flavorful…and pretty!
    Meredith, I have seen the festival and love it. Some of the British commercials – I never have figured out what they’re advertising… kind of defeats the purpose haha!
    Jenn, I’m not a fan of the curly stuff either, throwback to my waitress days, I think!
    Genie, I agree, they are so pretty! I’ve never seen the plants so I don’t know where they come from. I’m forced to pay money for my tomatoes this year, sob…
    Truffle, I love lentils in any form, any color… thanks!
    Simona, I think this must be a good year for parsley. I freeze it with a bit of stock in ice cube trays 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  10. LURVE parsley and lurve this recipe too! Will be taking this in a tub to a music festival this weekend!

  11. Your salads look so great! I hope I have some nice weather when I get back to France so I can make some. We haven’t had a lot of salad days here in the PNW…

  12. Wendy, it turned out to be a really good combination! A music festival…How fun!
    Betty, too bad about your weather…but we’ve only been able to eat on our terrace twice so far this year!

  13. My parsley never lasts very long with the Texas heat. I’ll buy some for this salad as I love lentils!