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This is a very healthy salad that easily works as a main meal also. It is frequently eaten in the Middle East as a side dish to the main course especially with meat and rice. The mint and parsley give this a very refreshing taste and perfectly complement most meals. As for most salads try to use the freshest ingredients possible and the best quality olive oil.

 

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients

  • 200 g puy lentils
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 200 g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large bunch of fresh mint
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon

Method

  1. Rinse the lentils, and cook in plenty of salted water until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Trim and finely slice the spring onions, cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and finely chop the herb leaves.
  3. Mix the cooled lentils with all other ingredients and add 4 tablespoons of oil. Add the lemon juice to taste, season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Toss everything to mix well and serve.

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