Whatever the weather, this salad combines warm and cold ingredients that will never go out of season.

SmartPoints values

Per serve: 7

Per recipe: 14

5 minutes preparation

25 minutes cooking

Serves 2 


Ingredients: 

  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 80g Merchant Gourmet authentic puy lentils (uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar (use balsamic)
  • 40g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 12 individual cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 50g rocket
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Method:

  1. Finely dice 1/2 the onion and cut the other 1/2 into fine slices. Heat a small pan, spray with cooking spray and cook the diced onion for 2–3 mins until softened.
  2. Add the garlic, puy lentils and 225ml cold water. Bring to the boil, cover and gently simmer for 15–20 mins until the lentils are tender. Drain any excess water.
  3. Remove the lid, add 1/2 the balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 4–5 mins, stirring gently.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir through the sliced onion, feta, tomatoes and basil. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. To serve, mix in the rocket leaves, then toss with the olive oil and remaining vinegar and divide between 2 plates.

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