Fresh lentil, edamame and cherry tomato salad

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Fresh lentil, edamame and cherry tomato salad

A fresh take on a lentil salad – keeping it light and colourful with herbs and cherry tomatoes. Super versatile and great along side any protein or as a stand-alone dish.

SERVES: 4 side serves or 2 mains PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 20-25 mins

Ingredients

  • 150g green lentils
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 250g edamame beans
  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 20 stalks fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 20 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Zest from 2 lemons, or to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Rinse the green lentils thoroughly in cold water.
  2. Place in a large saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes until cooked and tender (most lentil packets have easy to follow cooking instructions on them). Drain, rinse with cold water to cool and set aside.
  3. Combine all the other ingredients in a generous serving bowl, add the cooled lentils and mix gently.

Inspiration

  • Add any of your favourite fresh herbs (coriander, basil and chives work well)
  • Try lime zest instead of lemon
  • Soak and cook lentils with kombu (Japanese seaweed) to aid digestion

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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