Contributed by Taste of the South
Zippy Lentil Salad
- In a medium stockpot, bring stock and 1½ tablespoons salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Add lentils and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain lentils and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in collards and let cool completely.
- To bowl with cooled lentil mixture, add bell peppers, olives, red onion, cucumber, pimientos, lemon zest and juice, vinegar, oil, parsley, chives, remaining 1 tablespoon salt, and red pepper, tossing until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with parsley, if desired.