Mediterranen Lentil Salad

Lentils are high in dietary fibre and a good source of protein, they also contain essential vitamins & minerals which, make them ideal for a plant based diet.  This salad is full of colourful fresh vegetables that fit perfectly with the Mediterranean style diet.  The Mediterranean diet is an abundant source of plant-based foods, lean proteins and heart healthy fats.  The bonus of making this delicious salad is that it can be made the day ahead if required. It's also a great salad to serve at a BBQ


You will need...

Ingredients

 250g pack of puy lentils
100g cooked quinoa
1 tbsp harissa paste
1 small red onion, finely diced
10 cherry tomatoes, diced
10 pitted olives, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
Handful of parsley, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Freshly milled seasoning
Delicious drizzled with a salad dressing of your choice; I love Mellow Yellows Classic Vinaigrette


To make...

Serves 6

  1. In a large bowl squeeze the lentils from the packet, add the cooked quinoa, stir in the harissa paste
  2.  Mix in the diced onion, tomatoes, peppers and olives, stir well
  3. Mix in the parsley then add the and oregano 
  4. Stir in the oil, vinegar, seasoning and toss to coat
  5. Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before serving
  6. Drizzle with your chosen salad dressing
Cooks Note:
This salad can be made 1 day before required.  Simply cover and place in the fridge

Nutritional Info
Per Serving
104kcal | 2.2g fat | 0.3g saturates | 13g carbs | 2.9g sugars | 4.1g fibre | 5.6g protein | 0.51g salt

 HIGH FIBRE | HIGH PROTEIN | POTASSIUM | CHLORIDE | CALCIUM | PHOSPHORUS | MAGNESIUM | IRON | ZINC | COPPER | VITAMIN A | VITAMIN E | VITAMIN K | VITAMIN C | FOLATES 


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