Lentil Salad of Peas, Pistachios, Bacon, and Sumac

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this is one of those dishes that comes together out of whatever you've got lying around, which is
one of the fun sides of cooking. "i've got squash, raisins, anchovies, and cornflakes. what sort of
meal can i make with this stuff?" always fun. anyway, i keep pistachios on hand at all times. i had
lentils that have been in the cupboard forever and the peas were taking up valuable space in the
freezer. the black forest bacon is leftover from a birthday brunch last weekend and had to be used.

bring some chicken stock to a boil and add black lentils. simmer until done. meanwhile, cook a few
slices of bacon until just crisp and set aside. toss some frozen peas in some of the bacon fat along
with shelled pistachios. add a splash of water if needed. toss in some sumac and black pepper as
well. set aside. drain and rinse the lentils and toss in a large bowl with the peas and pistachios. add
chopped parsley and a vinaigrette of lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, and olive oil. add salt and pepper
to taste. chop the bacon and toss it in as well. all that is left to do is grate a little fresh romano cheese
right on top. done.

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Anonymous said...

I love lentils. And bacon. And new ways to use sumac. I think I'll like this!

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

I love all the ingredients in here. It looks scrumptious!

zivar said...

your food is so beautiful! thank you.

Red Prairie Press said...

YUMMERs. clearly i need to keep following this blog more closely. SO making a vegetarian version of this asap.

larder cupboard said...

Love your food, great combo.

Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet said...

Beautiful photos and delicious recipe! This is a new family favorite!