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Warm Sausage and Lentil Salad Recipe

Warm Sausage and Lentil Salad Recipe
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2 1/4 cups green lentils, preferably Puy, the French green kind

2 links Italian sausage, about 1/2 pound

1/3 cup chopped bacon

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Balsamic vinegar to taste

1/2 cup olive oil

2 shallots, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts

Slim bunch of chives, chopped


Simmer lentils with sausage in plenty of water and a bouquet garni , for 30 to 40 minutes, until the lentils are cooked through. In the meantime, saute the bacon over medium heat until browned but not crisp. Combine the Dijon, olive oil, shallots, chives, and bacon with its fat in a small jar or bowl. Shake well or whisk, then add the balsamic vinegar little by little to form a vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Once cooled, slice the sausage. Toss the lentils with the vinaigrette and top with the sliced sausage. Finish with a little chopped shallot, chive, and the hazelnuts.