Warm Lentil and Bacon Salad

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Sure, a lentil salad may not be the most appealing thing in the world. But, let’s play with the recipe to make it tastier. We’ve added a bit of fried bacon and flavored it with some herbs like sage, rosemary, and parsley. How about that for a savory salad?

Ingredients Needed for Warm Lentil and Bacon Salad

5 ounces of red lentil
2 cups of chicken stock
3 bacon slices
1 small red onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
sage
rosemary
parsley
1 tablespoon caper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
salt
pepper

How to Cook Warm Lentil and Bacon Salad

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the lentils to it. Pour the chicken stock and make sure it covers the lentils. Cook them according to the instructions on the package (roughly around 20 minutes).
  2. Next, heat a skillet over medium heat, and add the bacon in it. Cook for 1 minute and add the garlic, red onion, herbs, and capers. Leave everything on the heat for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the olive oil in a small bowl. Add the Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar. Mix.
  4. Add the dressing over the red lentils and add the bacon. Season with salt, pepper, and serve.

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