Green Lentil Salad

It’s salad weather! Don’t be fooled into thinking salads aren’t filling – adding lentils is a fantastic way to up the nutrients including fibre and to keep you feeling full for hours. This zesty dressing with a touch of chilli is perfect for lunch – try adding some grilled haloumi too for a complete meal.

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Green Lentil Salad
It's salad weather! Don't be fooled into thinking salads aren't filling - adding lentils is a fantastic way to up the nutrients including fibre and to keep you feeling full for hours. This zesty dressing with a touch of chilli is perfect for lunch - try adding some grilled haloumi too for a complete meal.
Instructions
  1. Rinse and/or soak the lentils as required.
  2. Place the lentils, bay leaf, thyme, parsley sprigs and lentils in a saucepan. Cover with boiling water and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Be careful not to overcook
  3. In a salad bowl whisk the wine vinegar, shallots, dry mustard, salt and pepper together. Add the oil in a thin stream while continuing to whisk.
  4. In to the bowl add the cooked and drained lentils and gently toss with the dressing.
  5. Add in the chopped fresh parsley, rocket, sprouts, sunflower seeds, roasted peanuts, and sliced chilli
Recipe Notes

If you are short on time, rinse and drain a tin of lentils instead of cooking them yourself for a super quick yet tasty meal.

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