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French in a Flash: Bright Lentil Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Herbs

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

This is a bright, hearty, and optimistic salad. Admittedly, it's also a total knock-off of my go-to dish at my favorite French restaurant in London, La Petite Maison, which specializes in taking Proven├žal peasant food and reinventing it at the height of sophistication. The salad is simple, but unexpected: firm little du Puy lentils, finely diced apple and fennel, some bright herbs (I use Greek basil and fresh thyme), and a very fresh, loose vinaigrette made from olive oil and cider vinegar. It's nice to know that some of the most basic food—a fruit, a vegetable, and the lowly, humble lentil—can come together in something unexpected and above the ordinary. It's like a Cinderella salad.

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About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

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