Rinse lentils and remove any debris. In a medium saucepan, bring lentils, 4 cups water, bay leaves, thyme, and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Meanwhile, place sun-dried tomatoes in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. In a large bowl, combine celery, bell pepper, onion, and parsley. In a separate bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients together until smooth. When sun-dried tomatoes have softened, drain, mince, and add to vegetables.
Drain lentils and discard bay leaves. Remove garlic, mash, and mix back into lentils. Toss lentils with vegetables and dressing; adjust with salt and pepper to taste. Serve, or cover and chill to serve later.
Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Total Carbohydrates 35g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
354 cal, 19g fat, 3g sat fat, 0mg chol, 35g carb, 15g protein