A protein packed and delicious summer salad that is vibrant and tangy in flavour.
400 g precooked green lentils
3 in piece cucumber finely diced
1 red onion finely diced
10 cherry tomatoes halved
3 sprigs of fresh coriander or parsley finely chopped
Extra lemon wedges for garnish
2 tablespoons Pelia olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 clove garlic finely minced
1. In a large bowl add the lentils, diced cucumber,diced onion, chopped coriander and cherry tomato halves.
2. In a jar with a lid add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, pepper powder,salt and garlic. Screw on the lid and mix the dressing to combine it.
3. Pour the dressing over the mixed lentil mixture and toss together.
4. Cover and chill salad for 30 minutes for flavors to infuse.
Serve with fresh french bread.
NB-Soak 1 cup lentils in cold water, drain and add them to a large saucepan with 2 pints water.Cook lentil until al dente and not mushy. Drain the lentils and use them in salad
The Pelia Olive oil was sent to me to sample by Pelia. Pelia Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil is from the region of Ancient Epidavros, in the northern Peloponnese of Greece. The olive oil has a lovely nutty flavour and is perfect for salad dressings . Thankyou Pelia for my miniature sample.
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