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  1. Then to heighten the flavor a bit, I sauteed diced, smoky chorizo sausage and tossed in red and green bell peppersTo that I added a bright Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette and my new stash of tender spring greens. Viola! A gorgeous and very tasty spring salad.

  2. Early Spring Salad of Lentils & Farro with Chorizo, Bell Peppers & Baby Greens

  3. This refreshing salad makes a memorable start to a special occasion dinner or a simple meal on its own accompanied by whole grain walnut bread. Although this is an easy salad to make, you will want to prepare the farro and lentils ahead, even a day or two in advance if you wish.

  4. 1 cup cooked Bluebird Grain Farms Emmer Farro, or other farro (instructions below)

  5. 1 cup cooked French green lentils (instructions below) (Whole Foods carries these in the bins)

  6. 1 large Italian plum tomato, cored, seeded and diced (1 cup diced)

  7. 1/2 large green bell pepper, cored, ribbed, and diced ( 1/2 cup diced)

  8. 1/2 large red bell pepper, cored, ribbed, and diced ( 1/2 diced)

  9. 2 green onions, trimmed, and minced

  10. small handful parsley, minced ( 1/2 cup minced)

  11. 4 mint leaves, minced

  12. Chorizo

  13. 2 tablespoons cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil

  14. 1 Spanish dried chorizo sausage, diced (about 2 ounces or 1/2 cup diced) (City Market in Portland, Oregon sells an excellent Spanish chorizo called Palacios; 4 small sausages per package for $8 1/20)

  15. Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

  16. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  17. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  18. 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced

  19. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  20. 1 teaspoon wild flower honey

  21. 1/2 cup cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil

  22. fine sea salt

  23. Spring Greens

  24. 2 cups of two or more of the following: chickweed, sunflower seed sprouts, flowering bok choy, baby arugula, baby spinach spring salad mix

  25. grated zest of 1 lemon

  26. freshly ground black pepper


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