HI. Elizabeth, here. It’s been so warm and humid here in the DC area, it’s hard to believe it’s mid-October. I love fall and am looking forward to some cool, crisp days like today.
This Lentil Salad with Feta Cheese and Salami is just the recipe for still-warm fall days. It’s also hearty enough for cool days. As I mentioned in a recent post, these Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils are one of my favorites. You can typically find them in the refrigerator case on a top shelf above the vegetables. In our house, we use them either cold in a salad like the one below or heated and served with rice and some grated cheese. My friend, Amanda adds caramelized onions and rice to them.
This recipe is so easy! It really only takes a few minutes to make. I love to have it for lunch on mixed greens. It also makes a nice side dish. This salad is one of those items my kids still haven’t tried, but I keep offering it. If you have toddlers, preschoolers or even young elementary age kids, you might offer this salad deconstructed. They’re likely to be more receptive to the individual ingredients. And remember, even if your child doesn’t try a food after seeing it many times-don’t give up. They might just try it eventually. When they do, you’ll want to jump up and down and cheer, but resist the urge. As hard as it is not to cheer, remaining neutral creates a low pressure environment for trying new foods.
Lentil Salad with Feta Cheese and Salami