Wholesome Lentil Salad Recipe with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Wholesome Lentil Salad uses Whole Masoor combined with oven roasted tomato. The boiled lentil is tossed in an olive oil dressing and the fresh mint leaves that gives a refreshing taste to the salad for the summer season. The lentil salad can be a quick dinner for the busy weekday and it can also be packed in the lunch box.  Masoor Dal (Whole), Onion, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Capers, Slivered Almonds (Badam), Tomato, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Apple cider vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Black pepper powder   1/2 cup Masoor Dal (Whole) , boiled 1 Onion , sliced 4 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , half a bunch, chopped 2 teaspoons Capers , chopped finely 1/4 cup Slivered Almonds (Badam) , toasted 5 Tomato Ingredients for the dressing 5 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar 1 clove Garlic , minced Salt , to taste Black pepper powder , to taste     15   40     To begin making the Wholesome Lentil Salad Recipe with Oven Roasted Tomatoes, we begin by slow-roasting the tomatoes in the oven.Preheat your oven at 200 degrees C.Slice the tomato in half and place them in a baking sheet. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, a teaspoon of dry basil leaves and 3 pods of minced garlic over the sliced tomato.Reduce the temperature of the oven to 100 degrees C and roast the tomato for 40-45 minutes till they are cooked through. Tomato can be roasted in the grill pan as well over the gas flame. Add the boiled lentil in a salad mixing bowl along with the sliced onions, coriander and mint leaves.In a small bottle or glass bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing which is the olive oil, apple cider vinegar,garlic, salt and black pepper powder and shake/whisk well to emulsify. Place the dressing in the fridge until you are ready to serve the salad.Once the tomato is roasted, allow them to cool completely. Chop them into pieces and add to  a bowl. Add onions, mint leaves, coriander leaves, capers and mix well to combine.. Sprinkle the toasted almond slivers and crumbled cheese (if using) on top.Whisk the dressing one last time before adding to the salad. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss the salad in the dressing. Serve Wholesome Lentil Salad for the weeknight dinner along with Pasta Aglio Olio Recipe or as an evening snack.