Lentil Salad
with Sausage and Fresh Vegetables

1 cup lentils ( green preferred)
4 cups water to soak
1 teaspoon salt

4 cups stock
1 tablespoon Goulash Spice
1 cup sliced smoked sausage ( about 6 oz.)
1 / 2 cup vinaigrette dressing *
1 cup corn kernels
1 / 2 cup red onion chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes ( halved)
2 cups spinach
1 /8 cup mint leaves

1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon caraway seed
garlic powder
onion powder

*Recipe for vinaigrette dressing here


1. Start with a cup of lentils preferebly. the green are the best.
Brown lentils work well also. Next heat 4 cups of water up to just under boiling.Pour the water over the lentils and add the salt and mix. Let this sit overnight or for a few hours.

2. Drain the soaking water off. Heat 4 cups of stock up to boiling and add the Goulash spice. Add the lentils , bring back up to a simmer and shut the heat off and cover. Let this sit for an hour to hour and a half.
Before you strain the lentils off, test the lentils to see if they are done. If not let them sit a bit longer.

3. Fry the sausage half - moon slices in a little oil till lightly browned.

4. Mix all the ingredients together and blend in the vinaigrette dressing. Place in a bowl and cover to chill.
The salad holds well for several days.