This lentil salad is packed with plant-based protein and antioxidants; depending on what’s in season and available to you, use flat green beans, snap peas or mangetout – thinly sliced.
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Black Lentil, Pea & Radish Salad
RINSE black lentils and check for any debris. ADD to a small saucepan covering generously with water, bring to boil, simmer 18-22 mins until cooked. Drain.
ADD olive oil, vinegar, dijon, salt + pepper, and whisk in a bowl until well combined.
ADD drained lentils + chopped herbs and mix well.
SLICE pea pods thinly and matchstick | julienne radishes. Gently fold into lentils. Taste and adjust seasoning.
SERVE plated on a bed of salad greens = rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed baby greens, lettuces.
with rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed baby greens, and lettuces.
with pan-seared tofu
with Curry Spiced Grilled Chicken & Asparagus
with Miso Roasted Fish
with Grilled Mushrooms & Pesto
PEAS | BEANS – Depending on what’s in season and available to you, use snap peas, snow peas – mangetout, flat green beans,
*SALAD GREENS = rocket | arugula, fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed greens, lettuces.
SWAP Lentils for cooked rice, quinoa, cannellini beans, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas.
ADD sunflower seeds or any other nuts or seeds.
ADD ANIMAL PROTEIN – Canned tuna, smoked fish or pan-seared fresh fish.