3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Dinner: Warm Sesame Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

updated Sep 16, 2019
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Warm Sesame Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

Thin shavings of Brussels sprouts and nutty lentils are tossed in a creamy sesame dressing for an easy, no-wilt lunch.

Serves4

Prep5 minutes

Cook5 minutes

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Just because peak back-to-school season has passed doesn’t mean you’re done looking for easy recipes for midday meals. Make this easy salad with thin shavings of Brussels sprouts and nutty lentils and finished with a creamy sesame dressing. Pack this for lunch and I guarantee you’ll resist the takeout menu temptation.

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Lentils are Fast and Filling

Lentils are an essential ingredient in any pantry, but especially if you’re a last-minute cook. Even if you prepare them from scratch, these legumes require no presoak. But if you’ve got a Trader Joe’s nearby, don’t miss the lentils stocked in the produce section. These high-protein legumes are already cooked and ready to eat! Toss them in a skillet with sautéed shaved Brussels sprouts (another TJ’s time-saver!) until crispy and hot. A drizzle of nutty sesame dressing finishes the dish.

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Warm Sesame Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

Thin shavings of Brussels sprouts and nutty lentils are tossed in a creamy sesame dressing for an easy, no-wilt lunch.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 5 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon

    olive oil

  • 1 (10-ounce) package

    Trader Joe's shaved Brussels sprouts

  • 2 cups

    Trader Joe's refrigerated, steamed lentils

  • 3 tablespoons

    Trader Joe's Organic Toasted Sesame Dressing

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the shaved Brussels sprouts and cook until tender and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups steamed lentils and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss with 3 tablespoons sesame dressing.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 4 days.

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