Warm Lentil Salad
 
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This warm lentil salad is hearty and easy to prepare. It's tangy sauce keeps you coming back for more and makes a perfect lunch for home or office.
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • For Lentils
  • 1 cup dried green or brown lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 celery stalk (cut into 3 pieces)
  • 1 carrot (cut into 3 pieces)
  • For Dressing
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • For Salad
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup diced cooked bacon
  • 2 handfuls baby arugula
Instructions
  1. For Lentils
  2. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat over medium high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce to barely a simmer.
  4. Cook uncovered for 25-30 minutes (you want them to be al dente).
  5. For Dressing
  6. While lentils are cooking, whisk up the dressing ingredients in the container you'll be pouring the lentils into and set aside.
  7. For Salad
  8. Drain lentils.
  9. Pour lentils into container with the dressing and stir to coat the lentils completely.
  10. Toss the onions and bacon into the container with the lentils and give it another stir.
  11. Add some arugula to a serving plate and top with lentil mixture.
  12. Serve.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2016/01/08/warm-lentil-salad/