Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

French green lentils add flavorful texture. They remain firm after cooking, while traditional brown lentils turn soft.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring lentils and 4 cups salted water to a boil in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 to 25 minutes or just until tender.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook potatoes in boiling salted water to cover 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain lentils and potatoes.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

Step 4

Add olive oil to hot drippings in skillet, and heat over medium heat. Sauté shallots, celery, and garlic in hot olive oil mixture 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently stir in lentils, potatoes, bacon, and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews