French Green Lentils with Tomatoes, Goats Cheese & Basil

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Serves: 4

Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min.

This lentil salad is a great one for entertaining as it is quick to prepare as well as tasty! The French lentils soak up the dressing, providing a lovely texture and help to make the dish more substantial than a regular leafy salad.
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This lentil salad is a great one for entertaining as it is quick to prepare as well as tasty! The French lentils soak up the dressing, providing a lovely texture and help to make the dish more substantial than a regular leafy salad.
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Ingredients

½ cup organic French green lentils
1 very small red onion (35 grams), very thinly sliced
1 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper, to taste
2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tin organic cherry tomatoes 400g, drained (or use fresh tomatoes)
½ bunch basil, leaves picked (choose smallest ones if you can)
80g goats cheese

method

  1. Cook the lentils: Place in a saucepan and cover generously with water.
  2. Bring to the boil, then turn heat down and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, place the red onion in a medium bowl, pour over the vinegar and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Stir, then set aside to allow the onion to soften.
  4. Once lentils are cooked, drain well in a sieve and while still warm, add to the onion along with the olive oil, garlic and some black pepper.
  5. Stir to mix and leave to cool.
  6. Once cool, add the tomatoes and basil and gently mix together.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  8. Pile up the lentils on a large plate to serve.
  9. Top with dollops of goats cheese and enjoy!
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Egg Free
Egg Free
Nut Free
Nut Free
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Wheat Free
Wheat Free
Cane Sugar Free
Cane Sugar Free

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