Beet, Lentil, and Cracked Wheat Pilaf

Beet, Lentil, and Cracked Wheat Pilaf

Recipe provided by the California Olive Committee.


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  • 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bacon, chopped and peppered

  • 3/4 cup shallots, minced

  • 1 3/4 cups cooked lentils

  • 1 3/4 cups cracked wheat

  • 1 cup Lindsay┬« Ripe Pitted Olives, halved

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 6 ounces beets, peeled, diced, roasted (1/2-inch)

  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled

  • 1/3 cup chives, snipped (1/4-inch)


Cooking Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a medium sized saut├ę pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp.

  2. Add shallots and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until tender.

  3. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in lentils, cracked wheat, olives, vinegar, and salt.

  4. Gently toss in beets, goat cheese, and chives.

  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.