Puy Lentils with Gorgonzola

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Caroline in Recipes

I always think of this as a very grown up salad; the kind of strong, adult tastes that perfectly suit a large platter to be shared amongst friend along with a glass or two of crisp white wine on a sunny afternoon in the garden. Of course you could also make it to place in a Tupperware box for your lunch on a drizzly Wednesday in February and it would still be delicious!

I’m not really advising quantities with this recipe as I like to approach it in a more haphazard way, plus, truthfully nothing bad will come of slightly more or less of any of the ingredients. You’ll need the following though:

Puy Lentils (I’m a BIG fan of the ready cooked variety that are microwaved in their pouches but if you want to be old-school about things just cook your lentils as per the instructions on their packet)

Tomatoes

Red Onion

Red Wine Vinegar

Dill

Chives

Parsley

Gorgonzola

Slice your red onion and then soak them in 3 tablespoons of vinegar, leaving them to stand for at least 15 minutes. I don’t pretend to understand the science of this but the vinegar softens the onions, giving them a translucent sheen and making them sweet even when raw.

Chop your tomatoes and herbs and mix in with your puy lentils and gorgonzola.

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