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An Inexpensive Lentil Salad That Puts Cheese Center Stage

An Inexpensive Lentil Salad That Puts Cheese Center Stage

By Kendra Vaculin, Kendra Vaculi, Tiffany Hopkins, David Tamarkin, Maggie Hoffman

But caprese is really a tomato’s show, with the other ingredients playing supporting roles to help your ripe heirlooms shine. Which is why the salad I'm bringing you today is not a caprese; it inverts the caprese's proportions. There are summer farmstand flavors in the form of sweet peppers and basil, but this lentil salad—while retaining some undeniable caprese vibes—has a different focal point. Now I understand the merits of eating more than just cheese for dinner, but I’m still interested in meals where cheese is the obvious star. The BreakdownOlive oil: $1.69, Lentils: $1.15, Mini Sweet Peppers: $2.50, Grilling Cheese: $3.99, Dried Oregano: $0.03, Sherry Vinegar: $0.09, Honey: $0.13, Basil: $0.38, Black Pepper: $0.01, Salt: $.01.