i am thrilled to tell you that today i have been featured over at donuts, dresses and dirt.

you might remember me mentioning sheri…like constantly. i am a huge fan. not only can the girl bake, but she is my go to for everything garden related. not to mention i have accompanied her on an outing or two.

not only has sheri guest posted for me before (see here and here) but i adore all those snacks and dessert things that i just can’t make (although i have made these!). when sheri emailed me and asked me to guest post a couple weeks back I couldn’t say no, especially since she asked me to blog about lentils (only one of my favorite foods).

there is a theme here…never say never…and sheri does not like lentils (what!!! i can’t believe i let her be my friend).

let me let you in on a secret, a lentil to me is what bacon is to sheri. so when sheri told me about her being not so much of a fan of lentils i felt like i had to change her mind.

how do you change sheri’s mind? you add bacon.

Lentil, Bulgur and Bacon Salad

ingredients for the salad:

  • 4 slices of bacon crumbled and fat set aside
  • 1 cup of uncooked french green lentils (puy lentils)
  • ½ cup uncooked bulgur
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • ½ cup chopped apricots
  • handful of mixed herbs

ingredients for the vinaigrette:

To prep:

  1. brown bacon, drain, set aside the fat when done.
  2. in one pot boil 3 cups of water and add 1 cup of lentils. simmer until lentils are soft (15-20 minutes). drain any excess water.
  3. in a separate pot boil water and add ½ cup of bulgur, turn off flame, cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

To make salad:

  1. cut and chop, and add all of the salad ingredients to a big mixing bowl.
  2. to make the vinaigrette: add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk. gently mix into salad.

(go check out my guest post!)


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