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Warm Lentil & Feta Salad Recipe

Friday, 7 January 2011  |  Admin

This blog post is inspired partly by the Friday Club over at Notes from Home and partly by that post-christmas bleurgh feeling you get when you've eaten too many mince pies and chocolates and really want something that feels a bit healthier.
It's also a one-pot wonder as the only cooking involved is for the lentils but it still manages to taste great. Even my slightly fussy 6 year old likes it (although the three year old is less keen). It also makes a great lunch box salad for my husband.
Ingredients
400g puy lentils (the small black ones) 200g feta cheese one red onioncherry tomatoes (one small punnet, about 250g)small bunch of herbs (parsley, basil, tarragon are all good)
Dressing
4 - 5 tbsp olive oil 1 lemon wine vinegar to tastesalt and pepper (very important)
Method
Wash lentils, place in saucepan and cover with plenty of waterDo not add salt at this stage as it can make your lentils hardBring to boil and then simmer for 35 - 40 minutes until cookedWhile the lentils are cooking, put all the ingredients for the dressing into a jam jar and shake until combined. Taste and add wine vinegar and seasoning to tasteChop tomatoes roughly and either slice finely or chop onions, depending on how you prefer themPeel leaves from herbs and chop roughlyWhen lentils are cooked, drain and return to panStir in the chopped herbs, tomatoes and onionsAdd the dressing and mix wellTaste and correct seasoning if necessary
Eating anything with lentils always makes me feel virtuous, no idea if this is justified by this dish or not, but it does taste good, so no matter!
Here are the other entries in the Friday Club One-Pot Cooking Carnival:
Clare at Seasider in the City gives us her Sausage Casserole.
Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family gives us the perfect pudding for winter, her Rice Pudding.
Nova at Cherished By Me posts her Herby One Pot Chicken.
Jax at Making it Up posts her Prime Number Vegetable Stew.
Cara at Freckles Family posts her Pot-luck Goulash.
Ella at Notes From Home posts her Rice Pudding.

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