Lentil, Feta & Mint Salad

Lentil Feta Salad with Mint and Lime Paleo SCD Grain Free Gluten Free Clean EatingA few weeks ago when I made dinner for my Swedish Friends, I made this salad and promised you all the recipe.  Well, I made it again last night and took note of the quantities  this time around to share with you all.

Tonight, we were having some friends round for a BBQ so I made it as a side dish to accompany the meat. I wanted a salad that wouldn’t take much chopping and prep work and this salad was amazingly simple, which meant I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time with our guests!

I used pre-cooked puy lentils as the base (mainly because I’ve never cooked lentils before and was worried they might turn out mushy – I need to practice cooking them on a night when we don’t have guests over!)  I then cut the cherry tomatoes into 8 pieces each, (half, half and half again) and diced up the onion (quite finely). I chopped the mint quite finely and mixed all the ingredients together.  I then crumbled up half of the feta and stirred this through the salad.

The dressing came together so easily, I drizzled in the olive oil and the lime juice and that was it.  Seasoning it well with a bit of salt and plenty of black pepper I poured it into the serving dish.  At this point I crumbled the other half of the feta over the top and the dish was ready.Lentil Feta Salad with Mint and Lime Paleo SCD Grain Free Gluten Free Clean EatingIt’s a lovely fresh, light summer salad but packed full of protein from the lentils to keep you full for ages!  The feta gives it a lovely tanginess, but if you can’t eat cheese then you could leave it out altogether or substitute it for something like avocado.Lentil Feta Salad with Mint and Lime Paleo SCD Grain Free Gluten Free Clean EatingIt served 6 of us as a side with the BBQ (although there was so much food, including Dan’s Legendary Chilli Burgers that everyone probably had a smaller than normal portion) aswell as having enough left over for 2 portions at lunch the next day.  Depending on your serving size I’d say it’s probably enough for 6 generous portions.

 

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  1. belindakennerley says:

    Lovely Em! X

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