Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 crostini)
Photo: Jennifer Causey

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; chop. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add shallots and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons water, vinegar, mustard, sugar, pepper, and salt. Stir in lentils. Return pan to medium-low; cook 1 minute or until warmed.

Step 2

Combine rind, juice, thyme, and goat cheese in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly over toasted baguette slices. Divide arugula evenly among 4 plates. Top with lentil mixture and baguette slices. Sprinkle bacon evenly over salads.