What a welcome blast of Spring! My palate is casting aside prior cravings for rich, comfort food and yearning –instead – for a savory nutritious salad.
Many, many years ago I remember eating a lentil
dish at a local restaurant. It was deliciously simple, seasoned with balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary. I’ve always loved it and often try recreating my memory of that recipe.
I haven’t noticed the salad on their menu in years and never “penned” a recipe until today. This dish could very well have morphed into something quite different from that original lentil salad. The recipe, nevertheless, is delicious and brings back happy memories of many a memorable meal
Extra virgin olive oil could substitute for walnut oil, if desired. Black or French Green lentils would, as well, be a lovely substitute for the brown lentils used. It occurred to me that toasted pine nuts and slivered proscuitto would be nice additions. I’ll save it for the next time.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
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