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Warm Lentil Salad with Salmon

Here is a delicious recipe for a lentil salad with salmon accompanied by its yogurt vinaigrette.
Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 15 g semi-salted butter
  • 160 g lentils
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 4 slices of smoked salmon
  • 4 Cherry tomatoes
  • Salt

For the yogurt vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp. tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 natural yogurt
  • 4 tbsp. of the lentil cooking juice
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Warm lentil salad with salmon, yogurt vinaigrette

> Peel, wash and chop the onion.

> Peel and wash the carrot. Cut it into small cubes.

> In a Dutch oven, melt the butter, place the onion and carrot in it. Sweat for 2 to 3 minutes then add the lentils and the bouquet garni. Pour in water (corresponding to 3 times the volume of the lentils), cook until the lentils are tender (salt halfway through cooking).

> Drain (reserve 4 tablespoons of the lentil cooking juice).

For the yogurt vinaigrette:

> Mix the balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper. Relax with the yogurt and the lentil cooking juice. Mix and check the seasoning.

> Pour the vinaigrette over the lentils, mix.

> Cut the salmon into strips and place them on the lentils.

> Wash and cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters.

Arrange the warm lentil salad on a hot plate, garnish with cherry tomatoes.

Chef's B.A.BA

Using yogurt brings freshness and a tangy taste to the recipe while also binding the dressing. Never salt a dried vegetable at the start of cooking, it will harden.

It is possible to replace the smoked salmon with other smoked fish, bacon, smoked ham ...

Words from the kitchen

Bouquet garni : small tied bouquet generally made up of aromatic plants: thyme, bay leaf, parsley (for the most common). You can also add green leek, sage, rosemary, a clove of garlic or a stalk of celery. It is intended to flavor dishes, bases and sauces.

Loosen : fluidify a preparation (a device) by adding liquid (milk, syrup, etc.).

Sweat : remove the water from the vegetation of a vegetable by heating it gently without coloring in a fatty substance in order to concentrate the flavors.

Recipe: A. Beauvais, Photo: F. Hamel

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