Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Warm Lentil Salad

Ok, this salad is an easy "throw together" meal!  I mean seriously, all it takes is chopping a few cloves of garlic and cooking the mushrooms and kale, throw it on top if some spinach and you're done!  You will be enjoying your hearty meal before you can say, "letscallfortakeout!"

3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 c. sliced crimini mushrooms
2-3 c. kale leaves, chopped
1 c. cooked lentils (I get mine from Trader Joes)
1 tsp. cumin
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

In a cast iron skillet, heat 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.  Add in mushrooms and garlic, cook until mushrooms become tender, about 3 minutes.  Add in kale and lentils.  You may need to drizzle a little more olive oil in at this point.  Cook for just about 3 more minutes. Stir in cumin and s/p to taste.

Place spinach on large plate or in a bowl and top with desired amount of lentil mixture.  Drizzle a little more olive oil and balsamic vinegar on and enjoy!

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