Spicy Sausage with Warm Lentil Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 spicy sausages
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add lentils covered with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes until tender. Drain lentils and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat, and sauté garlic, carrots, red onion, thyme and sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste for 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are fork tender.
  • In a large bowl, add lentils and vegetables and stir to combine. Crumble the cheese on top.
  • In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and sauté sausages for 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Serve sausages with lentil salad.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans.
VEGETARIAN: Use tofu instead of sausages.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
NUTRITION: 332 Calories; 20g Fat (52.2% calories from fat); 16g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 233mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.
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