1) Don't overcook your lentils! Red lentils are fragile and will easily turn to mush if cooked for too long. However, some of the lentils will split while cooking, this is normal.2) Store lentils salad in refrigerator covered. It will keep for up to 5 days.3) If you are planning on only making half of the recipe or twice as much, remember that lentils need to to be cooked in water with a 1:3 ratio. So 1 cup of dry lentils in 3 cups of water.4) Feel free to substitute red lentils for other lentils in this recipe as well :) The options are endless.