Lentils, Black Beans, Goat Cheese & Baby Green Salad
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pinto black beans
arugula and baby green mix salad
purple radish sprouts
red wine vinegar
1. Rinse the lentils and soak them in water for 10 minutes. Rinse and place the lentils in a small pan. Add water, salt and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let them rest in the cooking water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.
2. Rinse and pat dry the baby green salad and the purple radish sprouts.
3. On a large plate arrange the salad in the middle, add the lentils and black beans. Arrange the goat cheese and top with purple radish sprouts.
Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts. Toss greens in large bowl with enough dressing to coat. BabyGreens, Pear, Walnut, and Blue CheeseSaladBon Appetit September 2002Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, ALYield. Makes 6 first-course servings3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 medium shallot, minced1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme1/2 cup olive oil1 5-ounce bag mixed babygreens2 large ripe pears, halved, cored, thinly sliced lengthwise1 cup crumbled blue cheese1 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely choppedWhisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Divide greens among 6 plates. 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
This quick to assemble salad is perfect for picnics or al fresco dining. I've made this several times now, and the only change I've made to the original recipe is to double the ingredients for the salad dressing
green onions. This salad is great served as an entree, side or even a delicious salsa. However, whenever I go through the low carb zone, this is one of the salads I always turn to, which is a favorite of mine
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