Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
On a sheet tray lay out the slices of bread and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Turn each piece over and drizzle
again so both sides have some oil on them. Toast in the hot oven for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly crispy but without color. While it is still hot, gently rub each slice on one side with a garlic clove
then set aside.
Layer each slice of toast with 2 to 3 slices of goat cheese, a twisted piece of prosciutto and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Put tray of bruschetta
back into the oven and heat until cheese is melted, prosciutto is crispy and bread is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Place the lentils
in a large saucepan
and cover with 2 times the amount of water. Add thyme sprig and season with salt. Bring to a simmer
and cook for 12 to 15 minutes until they are soft and tender. They should not be falling apart. Salt, to taste, then drain
any remaining liquid. Set aside.
Make the honey
balsamic vinaigrette by combining the vinegar and honey while you drizzle in the 1/4 cup olive oil whisking to combine. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
In a large saute pan heat a 2 count amount of olive oil over medium heat and add the garlic and red onion. Cook until tender and slightly translucent then add the honey balsamic vinaigrette
to the onions
. In a large mixing bowl add about half of the lentils, washed spinach and the caramelized onions. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
To serve, lay the prosciutto and goat cheese toast on a plate and serve with warm honey-balsamic spinach
salad over the top. Garnish
with more lentils.