Lentil, medjool and feta salad

Lentils are the future and part of my job is to persuade most of the planet to believe me, because most people associate them with folk who knit their own yoghurts and live in yurts without running water.

Lentils are so versatile, an inexpensive source of protein and they’re more planet friendly than many other proteins. They have fibre, iron, folate and a raft of other vitamins and minerals and loads of fibre.

But forget all that for a mo. This salad is hugely tasty and fulfilling! So, put any outdated lentil preconceptions behind you and try this mouthwatering modern salad.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time:
Servings: 1
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 70g cooked puy lentils, I used Merchant Gourmet ones
  • half a small red onion thinly sliced
  • handful of baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • couple of tablespoons of edamame beans, blanched
  • 2 medjool dates – slice the flesh longways off the stone
  • 50g feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • splash of white balsamic vinegar
  • squeeze of fresh orange
  • sea salt
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves

Instructions

Mix everything together except the mint and feta then break the feta into bitesize pieces and scatter over the salad with the fresh mint.

Nutrition Info

Calcium

Calcium is well-known for its importance to bone and tooth health but did you also know it helps your nerves to pass signals to each other? Calcium floods into muscle cells when they contract, so if you have a calcium imbalance your muscles will play merry hell, giving you cramp or not allowing you to move and lift and carry as you should be able to.

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Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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