3.24.2011

Lentils and Mushrooms with Dijon, Herbs and White Wine over Wilted Arugula

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Growing up (more times than not) lunch meant a sandwich and chips. I've carried this tradition into my adult life. Now that I am working to kick my gluten intake, finding new and fresh ideas for lunch has been a bit of a challenge for me. I've switched to corn tortillas for wraps. The texture isn't quite as nice as flour but I'm getting used to it. Today I was craving something fresh and light for lunch...something with mushrooms and lentils and arugula. Something with a nice pop of flavor and texture. I ended up with this dish and boy did it ever hit the spot!

Lentils and Mushrooms with Dijon, Herbs and White Wine
over Wilted Arugula
by theUngourmet

Serves 2

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1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup cooked french lentils
1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
1/4 tsp dried rosemary or thyme
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine
kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups arugula

In a large saute pan over medium heat, saute the garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the lentils, mushrooms and herbs. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring. Stir in the dijon, white wine, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan. Set aside. Add the tsp of olive oil. Add the arugula to the pan and toss for about 30 seconds. Remove from pan. Arrange arugula on plate and top with lentil mushroom mixture. Serve immediately.

If you are suffering from the sandwich for lunch rut, I encourage you to take a break from the ordinary and give this simple yet delicious recipe a try! ;) I know you'll love it!

Happy Weekend to you!





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22 comments:

BarbaraJean said...

I think I will try this one, Kim... looks delicious! Wish I would have been a bit more creative with your lunches... but, I learned from my mom... sandwiches wrapped in wax paper!

Pam said...

This is great! I love all the ingredients in it and nothing beats mushrooms in a dish!

TKW said...

Lentils! Yay! I'm definitely trying this!

Natalie said...

I love the sound of this--way more fun than a sandwich too (I fall prey to that as well...or worse, yogurt & granola...so lazy!)!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

The Food Gods must be sending me a sign. Make lentils! I have a bag in my pantry and I have been seeing recipes everywhere. I think I will make them this weekend :)

Joanne said...

I was a sandwich for lunch girl for most of my life, but I don't think I've had one for a few months at least! It's all about the leftovers these days...and fun salads like this!

Randi Troxell said...

minus the mushrooms this looks awesome!!

happy friday!!

Gloria said...

Love lentils! and this dish look delicious!

Magic of Spice said...

I love this...what a perfect dish!

pigpigscorner said...

It looks so delicious with the mushrooms!

Danielle said...

wow that does look like it would hit the spot! You had me at mushrooms but the rest of the ingredients sound and look wonderful!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love lentils! This looks like a perfect lunch to me. :)

Claudia said...

I'm getting the lentils ready now. This is just what the doctor ordered!

koralee said...

Wish this was cooking in my kitchen....hugs to you. xoxo

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What an amazing meal! So flavourful and healthy as well.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh good! I need a new way to make lentils!

Mimi said...

So tasty, I love arugula and mushroom.
Mimi

Debbie said...

Oh yum! That sounds so incredibly good to me.

5 Star Foodie said...

A lovely light lunch! The nutty and earthy flavors are awesome here!

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sophiesfoodiefiles said...

I love a good & tasty lentil salad & this on is it, dear Kim!

I love all of your tasty flavours in here & I know for a fact that Dijon mustard is great win this!
MMMMMM,...I also love rocket ( you call it : arugula? )

Fernando is Dad said...

So filling ingredients. I think I will have to learn enjoying mushrooms if everyone in the house enjoys this recipe. You've just given me another challenge. Great post.

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