Zesty Lentil Salad from Ethiopia

(Yemiser Selatta)

  • INGREDIENTS -1/2 lb. dried lentils
    -3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
    -3 tbsp. olive oil
    -1 tsp. salt
    -Black pepper
    -3 cloves garlic, minced
    -2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, minced

Rinse the lentils in a sieve under running water. Then pour them into boiling water - enough to cover by 2". Simmer lentils for 30 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain thoroughly and set aside.

Combine the vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the lentils, garlic, and jalapenos, and toss gently. Leave to sit for about 30 minutes before serving