Lentil / Corn / Sweet Pepper / Fresh Ginger Salad....My Imagination At Work


Well, as I said yesterday, salads, salads, salads. 
Today I will share with you yet another dish with lentils.but this time it is cold.
You will need:
-  200 gms of lentils plainly cooked with a little branch of fresh rosemary.
-  285 gms of drained sweet corn
-  1 Orange bell pepper roughly cubed.
-  1 red sweet pepper roughly cubed.
-  1 big tomato cubed.
-  1 inch worth of fresh ginger cut Juliénne style
-  ¼ cup roasted pine nuts.
-  Salt, pepper, some chili powder if you wish.
-  Olive oil.
-  Or a dressing by Maria
-  1/3 cup apple vinegar.
-  1 whole egg
-  1 Tbsp. sweet paprika. It can be normal paprika or smoked paprika.
-  1 Tbsp. light brown sugar.
-  1 tsp. salt.
-  1 pinch chili powder to taste.
-  1/2 cup olive oil.
-  1/2 sunflower oil.
Method for Maria's sweet paprika dressing.
-  Mix all the dressing ingredients in a blender.
-  Start adding oils slowly until you obtain a thickish fluid and the quantity you need. Refrigerate.
Method for the salad:
-  Mix all ingredients togehter.
-  Sprinkle the pine nuts on top of salad.

-  Top with some scattered marinated green olives from those made on June 6th recipe.
-  Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
-  Add either plain olive oil, or the dressing as you wish.
Serve cold with iced tea.

Bon Appétit,
Stelio  

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