Warm Lentil Salad
Introducing our Warm Lentil Salad recipe, a great source of vitamins and plant-based protein. This recipe is great for serving as a healthy side dish at Thanksgiving or any family gathering.
To start, in a small saucepan, combine lentils and stock over medium heat on a stovetop. Bring the lentils and stock to a boil. Using stock instead of water adds much more flavor to the lentils.
Cover and simmer for 20 -25 minutes or until tender. If you desire softer lentils, cook for a few minutes.
While the lentils are cooking, cook your bacon on a skillet for 8 minutes. When the bacon is fully cooked, add hazelnuts, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and seasonings. These aromatics add a nutty and savory flavor, as well as a nice crunch to the dish. Continue to sauté them for 5 minutes.
We’re almost done, now stir in the cooked lentils, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar and parsley. Finish by seasoning with your desired amount of salt and pepper.
Warm Lentil Salad is a delicious and healthy side dish for the holidays. Enjoy this recipe surrounded by your friends and family.
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine lentils and stock and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 -25 minutes or until tender. Reserve.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon for 8 minutes. Add hazelnuts, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and seasonings. Sauté for 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
- Stir in cooked lentils, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen