Pear and Lentil Salad

Pear and Lentil Salad

Pear and Lentil Salad

Honestly, I don’t like making salad. I’d rather order one or grab one of those salad kits from Trader Joe’s and call it a day 😉 But there is something about a homemade dressed that is SO good. This Pear and Lentil Salad is honestly one of the few I actually make. Minimal chopping required, and the dressing ingredients can be thrown into a mason jar! And this dressing is everythingggg! Make a personal portion or big ass salad for a group dinner. Oh, and get the pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s! Makes things way easier. 🙂

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Pear and Lentil Salad
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For the Salad
  1. 1 bag arugula
  2. 1 bag spinach
  3. 2 pears, sliced into thin slices
  4. 1/4 cup pecans, crushed
  5. 1/3 cup of dry lentils (or the pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's!)
  6. 1 1/3 cup water
  7. 1/3 cup crushed pecans
  8. 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  9. Salt and pepper
  10. shaved parmesan (optional)
For the Dressing
  1. 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil 1 1/3 cups of water, then add the dry lentils. Season with a little salt, then reduce the heat to simmer and cook for around 20 minutes.
  2. Fill a large bowl with the arugula and spinach.
  3. In a bowl or small jar, mix the dressing ingredients. Whisk or shake until well combined. If desired, add water to thin.
  4. Remove the lentils from the heat, then rinse with cold water to cool.
  5. Mix in half of the dressing with the greens. Mix in or top with the lentils, pear slices, pomegranate seeds, and crushed pecans.
  6. Top with additional dressing and shaved parmesan (optional).
Notes
  1. You can purchase pre-cooked lentils to skip step 1.
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