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Celery Salad with Lentils, Dates and Almonds

Celery Salad with lentils, dates and almonds - a delicious make ahead salad that keeps for several days in the fridge. Keep it vegan or add shaved pecorino! #celerysalad #lentilsalad #healthysalad #salad #vegansalad

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Celery Salad with lentils, dates and almonds – a delicious make ahead salad that keeps for several days in the fridge. Keep it vegan or add shaved pecorino!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cooked, cold lentils ( ¾ cup dry)
  • 68 celery stalks, thinly sliced at a diagonal, save the leaves ( 4 cups sliced)
  • 8 Medjool dates, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced at a diagonal
  • ½ cup toasted slivered ( or macrona) almonds
  • ¼ cup shaved pecorino (or parmesan) cheese ( optional, but tasty)

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 23 teaspoons honey or maple
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted, crushed (or use ground cumin)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • aleppo chili flakes, to taste (or regular chili flakes)

Instructions

To cook lentils, place 3/4 cup dry lentils in a medium pot filled with 3 cups of salted water. Bring to a boil, cover, simmer on low until tender, 20-25 minutes. ( Small lentils will cook faster, check after 15 minutes). Drain, cool.

Place salad ingredients in a serving bowl.  Add dressing ingredients, tossing gently and well to combine.

Taste. Adjust salt, sweetness and spice level to your liking. Give the salad a little time for flavors to meld ( 10-15 minutes) and re-taste, adjusting.

Notes

If making ahead, be sure to taste again, right before serving- the lentils have a tendency to soak up the salt, so you may need to add more if serving the next day.

Lentils: Any whole lentil will work- I prefer smaller lentils like French Green Lentils or Black Caviar Lentils, but even standard brown lentils are fine here. Dont use split lentils.

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