Warm Beet and Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

2 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans, finely chopped

One 4-ounce log goat cheese

1 cup leftover lentils from Salmon with Lentils, recipe follows

1/4 pound slab or thick-cut bacon, sliced

1 medium shallot, minced

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Pinch of sugar

1 large bunch frisee, torn, or 6 cups baby greens

Salmon with Lentils:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

2 leeks, white and light-green parts only, halved lengthwise and chopped

2 carrots, diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cinnamon stick

1/2 pound (1 1/4 cups) French brown or green lentils

1 bunch Swiss chard

3 6 -ounce center-cut skinless salmon fillets

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon honey

Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Toss the beets with 3 tablespoons olive oil in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, season the nuts with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Cut the goat cheese into 4 even rounds. Press the cut sides in the nuts and set aside. Warm the lentils in the microwave or in a saucepan and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 10 minutes, and transfer to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Add the shallot to the pan drippings and cook for 20 seconds. Remove from the heat; whisk in the vinegar and sugar.
  4. Remove the beets from the oven and warm the nut-crusted goat cheese on the hot roasting pan. Toss the frisee with the bacon and dressing and divide among bowls. Top the salads with beets, lentils and a round of goat cheese. Drizzle with more olive oil.
  5. Per serving: Calories 482; Fat 39 g (Saturated 12 g); Cholesterol 42 mg; Sodium 571 mg; Carbohydrate 19 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 15 g

Salmon with Lentils:

  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and carrots and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook 1 minute. Increase the heat to high; add 4 cups water, the cinnamon stick and lentils. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high, cover and simmer until tender, 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove the Swiss chard stems; reserve 3 leaves and chop the rest. Place the whole leaves over the lentils, cover and wilt, 1 minute. Remove the chard and cover the lentils. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and wrap a wilted chard leaf around each fillet.
  3. Reserve about 1 cup lentils for another use. Stir the honey and lemon juice into the remaining lentils and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped chard. Place the wrapped salmon on top of the lentils, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until the fish is just cooked through, 6 minutes.
  4. Remove the salmon and cut into pieces. (If the lentils are dry, add a splash of water.) Divide lentils among bowls and top with salmon.
  5. Per serving: Calories 510; Fat 20 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 357 mg; Carbohydrate 45 g; Fiber 8 g; Protein 40 g

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