Salad could be featured as a side salad for a pate, terrine, or galantine. Or it could be served on its own or as part of a salad sampler appetizer plate. If haricots verts are unavailable, this salad is equally good prepared with regular green beans or asparagus.
This combination of vegetables and lentils, with its hearty flavor and rich brown color is a filling entree. If you prefer, serve a smaller portion as a side dish to accompany an omelette, quiche or soufflé for a vegetarian meal.