Italian Lentil Salad Recipe

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves stripped from stems
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing, or as needed
  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add lentils. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes. Drain and and cool to room temperature.
  2. Divide lentils among 4 salad plates; layer with mozzarella cheese slices, prosciutto, and fresh basil. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over each salad.