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Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage Recipe

Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage Ingredients

  • Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage Recipe

    Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage

    2 cups French green lentils (13 oz), picked over and rinsed

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 California bay leaf or 2 Turkish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 lb smoked kielbasa or other smoked sausage (not low-fat), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

How to make Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage

  • Bring lentils, water, and bay leaf to a boil in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, then simmer lentils, covered, until tender but not falling apart, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • While lentils simmer, cook onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just softened, 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Make vinaigrette by whisking together vinegar, mustard, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup oil in a slow stream, whisking until blended well.
  • Drain lentils in a colander, discarding bay leaf, and return to saucepan along with vegetable mixture and vinaigrette. Cook over low heat, stirring, until heated through. Keep warm, covered.
  • Brown kielbasa in cleaned and dried 12-inch heavy skillet (in 2 batches if necessary), turning over once, about 2 minutes per batch. Stir kielbasa and parsley into lentils.
  • Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage is ready to serve.

yield: 4 servings

cook time: 35 min

total time: 50 min

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Warm Lentil Salad Recipe

Warm Lentil Salad Ingredients

  • Warm Lentil Salad Recipe

    Warm Lentil Salad

    1/4 cup lentils

  • 1/4 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

How to make Warm Lentil Salad

  • Separately, cook the lentils and wild rice according to the package directions.
  • Meanwhile, pour about 1/2 inch of water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Fit a steamer basket in pan. Place the spinach in steamer, cover, and steam until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Spoon the warm rice and lentils over the steamed spinach.
  • Top with the bell pepper, scallion, oil, and black pepper.
  • Warm Lentil Salad is ready to serve.

Yield: Makes 1 serving

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