Moroccan Black Lentil Cold Ham Salad

2 Servings


½ C black lentils, rinsed
2 C water
1 C diced ham
2 C blanched broccoli cut into chunks
¼ C sliced white sweet onion
1/3 C carrots diced
Handful golden raisins
5 green cocktail olives, sliced
1 T Moroccan seasoning blend
2 T good olive oil
2 T white balsamic vinegar
Zest from one small lemon
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Blanche broccoli and shock in water. Pat dry and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 C water to boil and 1 t kosher salt. Add ½ C lentils and simmer with lid askew for 25 minutes. Drain any remaining water from the lentils and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the Moroccan seasoning, the blanched broccoli, ham, raisins, onion, carrots, lemon zest, vinegar and oil. Toss well, serve with a slice of lemon and season with more salt if needed.

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