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French lentils and feta

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4
French lentils and feta
(Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)
1

Place the lentils in a medium saucepan with 3 cups water and the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a brisk simmer. Cook until the lentils are about two-thirds done, about 12 to 15 minutes. Add the salt, and cook until al dente, about 5 to 8 minutes more.

2

Drain the lentils, transfer them to a medium bowl, and let cool slightly. Add the lime juice, cumin and shallot. When cool, add the chopped herbs and remove the bay leaves.

3

Top with the feta and garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

From Dianna Riffone of Fresh Dining.

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