This Lentil Salad with Rice, Apples and Chicken sausage is a quick and easy meal that makes a perfect healthy, weeknight dinner!
You know what are the best? Happy accidents.
When you think you totally and completely messed something up, and are about to cower under a rock and wave a white flag, and then you realize that the “mess up” made things better.
This was that. So that. 1 Million times that.
In fact, I even had the pot of lentils hovering over the garbage can until I decided to re think the waste-age.
You see, I had never cooked lentils before EVER. I know, I totally live under a rock.
But, we don’t have stoves to boil water in Canada. They would melt our igloos.
Clearly, I had to wait until I moved to Florida to try to make these.
Now, the above mentioned pot of almost-garbage lentils was NOT GOOD. Unless you like really mooshy and soggy lentils. Then, it would be rockin’ your weird-mooshy-lentil-lovin’-socks.
So, I cried a little and was about to throw away the whole pot. But I really don’t like to waste (see my exploding freezer of failed baked goods if you don’t believe me) so I decided to keep ‘em and at least develop the flavours of the recipe.
Sidenote: Why do I always have mishaps with lentils? Remember the Creamy Peanut Spinach Lentils where I accidentally dumped a WHOLE bottle of sriracha in them? GAH.
SHAZAAM! Although the texture was totally off, this lentil salad was DELICIOUS paired with some wild rice, crunchy apples and some other little veggies friends. Oh, and chicken sausage. Chicken sausage is almost like bacon…it just ups the yum meter of anything you pair it with.
What started as what I thought to be a total fail turned out to be the dinner that we may or may not have eaten every single night last week.
And that is a far cry from Mr. FFF usual dinner of choice – Cheerios. I call that a success.
Don’t worry, after that much lentil salad consumption, I can make non-soggy lentils with my eyes closed, hands behind my back and using only my big toes.
Don’t picture that.
I’m also really excited to share something with y’all today! I have joined the team at WholeYum as their recipe developer! If you are not familiar with the website, go check it out NOW! They are full of great recipes, tips, and articles on health. So, you’ll see a few recipes posted over there from here on out!
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