Ukrainian Salad of Lentils with Star Anise
This dish was inspired by the renowned Chef Klopotenko from Ukraine, who created the heavenly combination of simmering lentils with star anise….a warming spice that is alluring! We give it the Garden of Eydie treatment by eliminating butter, and adding refreshing orange juice, which pairs so well with star anise. Wild arugula adds a peppery and nutty element. Make this recipe either a side dish or main entrée salad. By the way, star anise is high in antioxidants, iron, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium!
Squeeze orange juice over the lentils and add black pepper. Mix in the arugula, and squeeze more orange juice as needed.
Serve and be surprised by this super special, healing, star anise infused dish.