Say you feel like having a healthy lunch instead of nachos. It happens. Now say you’d like to relive your Paris vacation through food. Sure the possibilities of these two situations occurring at the same time are only likely if you’re me, but stay with me here.
After enjoying the crap out of a gluten-free smoked salmon and lentil salad at the Musee d’Orsay on the banks of the Seine (why yes, I am showing off), I realized I could make this bad boy at home. And now I’ve got a super delicious salad hanging around my house just waiting to transport me back to that moment when I was footloose and fancy free in Paris. If only it were so easy to get a cheap flight and a babysitter for a week. Still, food!
Here’s how you can pretend to be enjoying lunch after a morning of Monets.
Gluten-Free Lentil & Smoked Salmon Salad
6 ounces smoked salmon, diced
2 1/2 cups cooked lentils
Juice of one lemon
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a small dish.
2. After lentils have cooled, place in a medium bowl, and cover with olive oil and lemon mixture. Mix well.
3. Add salmon to bowl and mix lightly. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 15 minutes — 1 hour. Serve cold.
Makes: 4 servings