Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage & Apple

Makes: 4 servingsWarm Lentil Salad with Sausage and Apple

 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3 links hot or sweet turkey sausage, casings removed

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cooked or canned (rinsed) lentils

1 small bulb fennel, finely diced

1 Granny Smith apple, finely diced

2 stalks celery with leaves, finely diced

6 cups rocket

 

Preparation

Whisk 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add sausage; cook, stirring often and breaking up, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic; cook 30 seconds more. Stir in lentils and heat through, about 2 minutes.

Stir in 5 tablespoons of the dressing and remove from the heat. Stir in fennel, apple and celery.

Toss greens with the remaining dressing. Serve with the warm lentil mixture on top.