Hands-On Time
20 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4
Christopher Baker

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 400° F. Bring 4 cups water to a boil.

Step 2

Add the lentils and 1 teaspoon salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer the pork to oven. Roast until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, basting with the glaze twice during the last 5 minutes. Let rest before slicing.

Step 6

In a medium bowl, toss cooked lentils with the apple, celery, parsley, lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the pork and any pan drippings.

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