Food & Recipes, Lifestyles

Lentil salad with tomatoes, olives & fresh herbs

I love the idea of this salad as a side with other course, some meats or even Quorn.




I love lentil salads, they are both healthy and delicious. Lentils are particularly rich in fiber, lean protein and iron. This fresh salad makes use of canned lentils, a cupboard staple. I use lentil though out  the year, as a base for salads in the summer and for hearty stews in the winter. Lentils have a mild taste and they take on a delicious flavour in this salad when combined with tomatoes, cucumber, olives and loads of fresh herbs. This salad is perfect as a take- along lunch or light dinner.






(Serves 4 )

1 ¼ cup green lentils ( precooked).

200 grams cherry tomatoes

1 medium  cucumber

1 shallot

1 red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed

20 kalamata olives ( chopped)

1 cup fresh parsley ( chopped)

½ cup fresh basil ( chopped)

¼ cup fresh oregano ( chopped).

1 cup baby rocket…

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