Warm lentil salad


Warm lentil salad
Lentils boiled until just tender, then mixed with fried smoked bacon, onion, chives and dressed with a good vinaigrette.
153K 16 4.6
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Last modified on: September 5th 2010

Keywords for this recipe:SaladLentilsWarmBaconOnionFrench dressing

For 4 people, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Warm lentil salad : Photo of step #1
Cut 200 g smoked pork belly (or thick cut streaky bacon) into small pieces, not too thick.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Prepare 1 onion and chop as finely as possible.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
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Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add 250 g green lentils.

Cook until the lentils are just tender, but no more, otherwise you will end up with lentil soup.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Warm lentil salad : Photo of step #4
Meanwhile, pour smoked pork belly into a large pan, add the pieces of 200 g smoked pork belly (or thick cut streaky bacon) and fry.

As soon as they are nicely browned, add 2 tablespoons vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula to deglaze, then take off the heat and set aside.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Warm lentil salad : Photo of step #5
When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a seive and run them briefly under the cold tap.

This is done to stop the cooking quickly and stop them turning into lentil purée.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Warm lentil salad : Photo of step #6
Once the lentils are thoroughly drained, tip them into the pan with the bacon and mix well.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Chop the chives finely.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Warm lentil salad : Photo of step #8
Add the onions and chives to the lentils, pour in 4 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette) and mix well.

Serve warm if possible.

Remarks

Try to use the delicious green Le Puy lentils. This is not essential, but they are so very good.

If you don't have any smoked bacon, plain bacon, diced ham or sausage (preferably smoked) will do fine.

And to drink?

I recommend a red without too much tannin, such as the uncommonly good organic Gamay made by the Balloux, a wine-producing couple based in Hugier (Haute-Saône, France).

Keeping:

Without sauce, some days in the fridge with plastic film on top.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,894 Kcal or 7,930 Kj96 gr125 gr112 gr
95 %37 %12 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
279 Kcal or 1,168 Kj14 gr18 gr17 gr
14 %5 %2 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
474 Kcal or 1,985 Kj24 gr31 gr28 gr
24 %9 %3 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home-made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Green lentilsGreen lentils: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cured Pork Belly With Lentils, Lentil and cold-meat salad, Sausage and lentils "en cocotte", ... All
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