This Swiss Chard Salad with Lentil and Feta is so delicious and easy you will want to make it over and over again!
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat, add the onions and 2 minced garlic cloves. Cook until translucent and aromatic. Add lentils, water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook lentils, stirring occasionally for 15-25 minutes. Check for doneness, don’t overcook the lentils. You want to remove them from the heat when they have lost their harsh bite but are still chewy, as you don’t want them falling apart.
Discard bay leaf, drain lentils if they still have liquid and set lentils aside.
You can use the same pan as the lentils. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat, add 2 garlic cloves and cook stirring for a minute until fragrant. Add swiss chard and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Discard any excess liquid the chard might have released and add chard to lentils. Add vinegars and mix. Let the salad cool for 5 minutes, sprinkle feta over and serve as a warm salad.