Glorious Green Brussel Sprout, Kale & Lentil Salad
For those who feel meh about lettuce...here is my treat for you! I don't know about you, but I love salad. Saying that, one can only hand so much lettuce in one week. When you need a respite, be sure to try out this glorious green salad. I promise it won't disappoint.
// For the dressing
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
A generous pinch of kosher salt
// For the salad
1 cup (7 ounces) beluga lentils
9 ounces kale (about 1 large bunch), center ribs removed and thinly sliced
1 pound 2 ounces brussels sprouts, finely shredded
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) dried cranberries
1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
4 clementines, peeled and cut into small wedges
Whisk together the mustard, honey, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt until emulsified. Adjust to taste.
Rinse and drain the lentils. Add to a saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until just tender (keep an eye on them for the last few minutes to ensure they don't overcook and lose their shape).
Drain the water off, transfer to a medium mixing bowl, and fold in about 1/3 of the dressing. Season to taste with salt. Allow to cool before adding to the salad.
Add the kale to a large mixing bowl with a few pinches of salt and massage with your fingers until darkened in color and slightly softened. Add the brussels sprouts, cranberries, pecans, and most of the remaining dressing, and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt.
Add the clementine wedges and lentils, and gently toss (add these last as these are more delicate than the other ingredients).
Add more dressing if necessary and serve.
Enjoy my people!
Recipe Source: Popsugar