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 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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