Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What the BULK!?!?!

Welcome back to What the Bulk Tuesday! Today the bulk item I'll be featuring is the beautiful French green lentil. Lentils are one of my favorite things because they are so darn flavorful, even with nothing added to them! Ever cook up lentils in just a little vegetable broth? I highly recommend it. I cook up a batch once a week and we can eat them over rice, plain, thrown onto a salad, etc. This recipe is for a nice little lentil walnut salad, that can be eaten on its own or over salad greens.

Lentil Walnut Salad

1/2 cup French green lentils, rinsed and picked through
2 T walnut oil
1 T sherry vinegar
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup chives (use the fresh stuff, peeps!)

In a 2-quart saucepan, place lentils and enough water to cover by 1 inch; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until lentils are just tender. Drain; set aside.

In bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add lentils, walnuts and chives; toss to combine.

That's it! :)

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