Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lentil challenge

Last fall, I took a little break from my Etsy shop and sewing altogether. During my little break, I started cooking and baking more. A few weeks ago, I discovered there was a contest called the Lentil Recipe Revelations Challenge. The challenge was to come up with a tasty recipe that included lentils for a chance to win the grand prize of $1000 (that would buy a lot of fabric).

I would really appreciate if you could leave a comment on this blog and like my post on the Lentils facebook page.

So I challenged myself to create a recipe that was easy and tasty. I already cook with lentils once a week, usually in the form of a soup but with this week's warm weather, I decided to let spring inspire me.

Lentil and Asparagus Salad topped with Prosciutto Chips

1/2 cup dried green lentils
6-8 asparagus spears
5 thinly sliced prosciutto
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Bring roughly 3 cups of water to a boil with lentils. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse, set aside. Meanwhile heat oven to 350F. Place prosciutto slices on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until crispy 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to soak up the excess oil from the prosciutto. Cut the asparagus in 2" pieces. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse with very cold water until completely cool. Pat dry.

Add the lentils and asparagus in a bowl and season with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Break the prosciutto chips and toss with salad.

As for my Etsy shop, it should be re-opening in a few weeks with some new spring styles. I'll be posting previews, fabric updates and more on Tangente's facebook page.


Pat said...

Simple recipe that anyone could make, looks yummy.
Great photo.

Lue tämä said...

Lue tämä
Thanks for sharing this with us! Some really amazing features.Good contest , it’s really helpful for new bloggers. All the best guys


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