Warm Lentil Salad

    Warm Lentil Salad

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    40min


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    This is a meal on its own or a great side. Lentils with a mustard vinaigrette and carrots are delicious and healthy.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup (190g) brown lentils
    • 1 medium carrot, diced
    • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    • 3 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place lentils, carrot, thyme and salt and pepper in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover pan; cook, simmering, 25 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain.
    2. Place lentil mixture in a serving bowl with tomatoes and spring onions. Whisk oil, vinegar and mustard and stir in.

    health guide

    Lentils and other legumes are a good source of copper, a trace mineral that may help lower blood cholesterol. The iron content of lentils is more easily absorbed by the body if they are cooked or served with a food that is rich in vitamin C, such as tomatoes or cabbage.

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