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Warm Bacon Lentil Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
This Warm Bacon Lentil Salad is very easy and quick to make and it is tossed with a delicious Dijon dressing!
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4.67 from 3 votes


  • 2 cups cooked green lentil
  • 3 thick-cut slices of bacon — cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cup red onions — chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper — chopped
  • ½ tablespoon garlic — minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper — plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley — chopped

For the dressing


  1. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add bacon and cook for 5 minutes or until crispy.

  2. Drain most of the bacon fat out of the pan, but leave about 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
  3. Add the onions, red bell pepper and garlic and cook until onions are tender. Stir occasionally. It’s about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add olive oil, mustard and balsamic vinegar in a small mason jar. Close the lid and shake for few seconds. Set aside.
  5. Add cooked lentils to the skillet and stir in the bacon and shallot mixture.
  6. Pour the dressing over the lentil mixture.
  7. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  8. Top with fresh parsley before serving.

Recipe Notes

The dressing was adapted from The Kitchn.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, lunch, Salad, side dish, Special Diet

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 271, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 874mg, Potassium: 460mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 13g

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