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Warm Lentil Salad

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Warm Lentil Salad With Tony's Pizza

It’s no secret, most of us tend to eat with our eyes.
Every little glimpse I get of gooey chocolate or succulent sides or melty cheese has me reeling from that zing in the back of my throat, right at my jawline, as my salivary glands ping into over production!
Eating with my eyes can be exhausting for my salivary glands so I keep hoping a scratch and taste laptop or screen is invented soon!

Lentil Butter Peas Sesame Salad

And, as bad as my eatwithmyeyesitis is, 16 year old’s seem to have it worse!

My daughter and her friends had their last day of school last Thursday and we are in official summer-break mode here in Georgia! In years past, about 2 weeks after the start of summer, my daughter would begin to miss her friends and school. But, this year, she started missing them the weekend after!


As a couple of her friends are seniors who she won’t be seeing around school next year, she wanted to have a few of them over for a simple pizza get together. So, I headed over to my neighborhood Walmart and picked up a couple of TONY’S® Pizzas and some other supplies for their get together. Tony’s® Pizza’s are now 30% larger which means there’s plenty of that authentic pizzeria taste to satisfy this group of always-hungry teenagers!

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As these pizzas baked, the smell of the Italian-Style Herbed sauce had these girls gather around my kitchen island. The whole time they giggled and talked, I kept seeing them glancing at the oven timer and peering into the oven – like Taylor Kitsch was in it!

As they waited, I even managed to get them to sample some of this warm lentil salad – even though one of them said that it just didn’t look appetizing, though it smelled good! Yes – we definitely do eat with out eyes! But, after a taste, they started ladling spoonfuls onto their plates, and, before long – this salad was history!

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Warm Lentil Salad

A warm, aromatic, lentil and butter pea salad, also perfect as a side!


  • 3/4 cup lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen butter peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Cilantro, black and white sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Cook the lentils in the water for 12-14 minutes over a medium flame
  2. Meanwhile, chop the garlic, onion, ginger finely and roughly chop the spinach and tomatoes
  3. Saute the garlic, onion and ginger in a pan with the olive oil till onion is translucent - about 10 - 12 minutes
  4. Add butter peas and saute
  5. Then add the cooked lentils, cumin, oregano, spinach and tomatoes salt and pepper (to taste)
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro and serve warm

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Howie Fox @ HurryTheFoodUp

Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

Red lentils are the best! Again a very cool combo of ingredients. Will keep that in mind for my recent salad in a jar sessions! thanks :-)


Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

Thanks so much Howie!


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

So fun! Glad they loved this salad :) I adore lentils and this delicious salad would be disappear quickly around here too. It sounds fantastic with the pizza!


Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

Thanks so much Kelly!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

I would like pizza AND lentil salad right now please! Looks great!


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Thanks Bianca!


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

It's so true that we do eat with our eyes and as soon as I saw this colourful salad I knew I wanted to make it! I do love to eat salads but at this time of year, warm salads are best xx


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Thanks so much Charlie! Stay warm! xx

Arman @ thebigmansworld

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Not going to lie, I'm still a little crnky you didn't invite me. That just means in July, you'll make a Freekah cake out of Sunny D.

Gross, please don't.

Love how you paired this with a lentil salad though- Smart cookie.


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Haha - "Freekeh cake with SunnyD" - that does sound gross! Hey - consider you have an open invite anytime! :)

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