orzo lentil salad


I just felt like making a late summer/early fall salad today.  I woke up and thought that is what I want it so I made it!

I made 2 cups of lentils and 1 cup of orzo according to package directions. Drained and cooled both.

I tossed them into a big metal bowl into that I added four grated medium sized carrots.

Then I added two grated large harder apples. I don’t remember what the Apple I used was – it was local  so maybe Gala.  I put a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar quickly over the Apple so it didn’t turn color while I was preparing the rest of my ingredients.

Next I grated a large red onion. And tossed the onion into the mixture. Then I added a cup of black seedless raisins, and a cup of chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley from the garden.

I added salt and pepper to taste and toss gently and moved onto the vinaigrette.

The vinaigrette was a honey mustard made with half cup of olive oil, and a little over half a cup of apple cider vinegar and sherry vinegar. To that I added salt and pepper to taste, and 2 healthy tablespoons of garlic powder and a few tablespoons of a grainy mustard that I bought from Spread Love Jams, Jellies and Condiments. Finally I added 1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar and 4 tablespoons of Carmen B’s local honey. 

I whisked The dressing to a frenzy and poured over the salad and tossed. It’s delicious!