French Lentil Salad with Salmon, Arugula and Feta

The weekend break right before Valentine’s Day, David and also I ventured as much as San Francisco for a very early event. Outrageous celebrations have actually never ever been our design– proof of such: our peaceful, court house wedding celebration, ideal presents being an impact lantern and also roses for me, various beers for him– so a grazing trip at the Ferry Building was excellent. We began the day with coffees from Blue Bottle– great, as constantly. The coffee line is constantly crazy-long, so I had lots of time to roam over to Boccalone to get (as well as take in pre-cappuccino) a combined salumi cone. The orange as well as wild fennel was my fave of the number, however the mortadella was fairly delicious also. (Previously, I’ve attempted the nduja, capocollo as well as soppressata; if you enjoy treated meats as long as I do, you can not fail in this store. Perk: they market Dry Soda, the Rhubarb taste is my preferred.)

Ultimately, we begged the Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick for a place of lunch. In the beginning glimpse, the food selection showed up not pleasant to a gluten-free eater– sandwiches as well as cheese plates offered with biscuits and also crostini are plentiful. Nonetheless, right before getting the tomato soup (minus the croutons), I found the conveniently missed out on French lentil salad which appeared extra significant, along with a much better followup to the meat cone. It’s usually offered with crostini (not noted on the food selection), however the gent at the counter guaranteed me it was or else gluten-free– rating! Right here’s a picture.

I took pleasure in the salad a lot that I made a decision to make my very own variation– covered with salmon– a plain 3 days later on. To highlight the brinyness of the feta a bit a lot more, I threw in some capers– plus, the container of ’em had actually been socializing in my refrigerator, unopened, for longer than I like confess. Regardless of caring [practically] anything marinaded, I wished to camouflage them a little bit– some were diced (to throw with the lentils), and also others were left entire after that fried. The last application is influenced by the barbequed romaine salad I delighted in (per my sis’s suggestion) numerous years earlier at the Red Fez in Providence– made use of as a covering, they include an amazing ruptured of salted crisis.

With the Mardi Gras parties at an end, what much better method to start Lent– or integrate even more beans as well as omega-3s right into your diet plan.

French Lentil Salad with Salmon, Arugula and also Feta

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Prep work Time: 45 mins

Offers: 4

Active ingredients


  • 227 grams (1/2 extra pound) French (du Puy) lentils
  • 4 mugs (1 litre or 907 grams) water
  • 2 tsps Kosher salt

Fried Capers

  • 28 grams (1 tbsp) olive iil
  • 1– 2 tbsps non-pareil capers in salt water, drainpipe and also rub completely dry


  • 20 grams (4 tsps) diced shallot
  • 56 grams (concerning 1/4 mug or 2 tool) peeled off, carefully sliced (brunoise) carrot
  • 1 tbsp non-pareil capers in salt water, drainpipe and also rub completely dry, dice
  • 28 grams (1 tbsp) fresh pressed lemon juice
  • 14 grams (1 1/2 tsps) merlot vinegar
  • 20 grams (4 tsps) entire grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp carefully sliced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp carefully ground black pepper
  • 57 grams (2 tbsps) olive oil


  • 28 grams+ (1 tbsp+) olive oil
  • 4 (concerning 1 extra pound total amount) skin-on salmon fillets, rub completely dry with paper towels
  • Kosher salt and also black pepper

Completing Touches:

  • 6 ounce plan arugula, clean as well as completely dry quite possibly
  • 28 grams+ (1 tbsp+) olive oil
  • Kosher salt and also black pepper, to taste
  • 57 grams (1/2 mug) feta cheese, fell apart
  • Chives, carefully cut (optional)


Prepare Lentils:

Combine lentils and also water in a 2-quart or bigger pot. Establish over high warmth and also give a boil. Mix in salt, minimize warmth to medium-low and also chef for around 20 mins or up until lentils hurt (not mushy). Drain pipes right into a great mesh screen, wash with awesome water to quit food preparation and also drainpipe. Area in a huge, heatproof dish.

Fry Capers:

While lentils are cooking, fry capers. Area little frying pan over tool warm, cozy oil up until glittering. Include capers, fry till crisp (1-2 mins). Eliminate with slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drainpipe; alloted.

Sauté Veggies as well as Make Vinaigrette:

Into the caper fry pan (there need to still be some oil), sauté shallot and also carrots till softened and also browned in areas. Transfer prepared combination to bowl with lentils. Include sliced capers to bowl and also delicately stir/toss to integrate.

In a tiny dish, blend with each other lemon juice with black pepper. Blending regularly, progressively gather olive oil up until vinaigrette is emulsified. Put mix over lentils, delicately mix to integrate. Period to taste with salt as well as pepper; alloted.

Prepare Salmon:

In a big fry pan over tool warm (I utilize my All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel 4-Qt. Deep Sauté Pan with Splatter Screen), warm a slim layer of olive oil (1 tbsp+) till glittering.

Location fillets, skin side down, right into frying pan; spray leading with salt as well as pepper. Prepare for 1 min, turn. Prepare for 1 min (get rid of skin, if preferred, while food preparation), turn once again. Prepare for 1 even more min or even more, relying on doneness preferred. Eliminate fillets to a tidy plate to avoid overcooking.

Plate and also Serve:

In a huge dish, throw arugula with olive oil as well as salt and also pepper to preference (include even more olive oil if wanted). Separate arugula in between 4 supper plates. Mix lentil combination, separate right into piles atop arugula. Sprinkle arugula as well as lentils with feta. Leading with salmon and also do with a spray of deep-fried capers as well as chives, if preferred. Offer instantly.

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