serves 2 hungry people
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 cup cooked, cold lentils
- 1 pear – 1 cup chopped
- 1/2 cup thickly sliced snow peas
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp thick, sweet balsamic vinegar – if using a thinner, sourer version, add 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
I sincerely hope you all are safe and sound, with Hurricane Sandy behind us. The damage was rough around New York City, not to mention the rest of the northeast. Thankfully the area is recovering, and I’m very glad my friends and co-workers are safe.
I live over in a part of Brooklyn that luckily wasn’t devastated by water — and the worst we could say was Cabin Fever. Cue crazy scene in Muppet Treasure Island. So what better way to grace the time than classic movies and concocted salads.
Together, these seemingly different ingredients go very well together. The snowpeas and pear make this a slightly sweet dish, but the nutty lentils round it out. Not to mention the great nutrients – lentils are super high in cholesterol-lowering fiber (thanks, World’s Healthiest Foods).