Recipe | Roasted Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

puy lentil feta salad

Another day, another recipe! I really hope you guys like food because whilst I’m spending a little less time travelling in the lead up to London Marathon, I’m spending more time in in the kitchen! This one is an easy peasy healthy lunch or dinner one. A puy lentil, roasted carrot, and feta salad, with cumin and Manuka honey. It’s colourful, it’s quick and it’s full of goodness. Oh, and it’s perfect for packed lunches too. You can make a batch on Sunday night and you’re good to go for the week. 


It’s my take on a recipe in this month’s BBC Good Food magazine — having noticed my newfangled passion for baking(!) Ed went out and bought me a copy… cute, huh?! Anyway, with roast vegetables and cheese, it had my name all over it, so here we go. It ain’t nothin’ fancy, just healthy, fresh deliciousness that might hopefully inspire a lunch…

Ingredients

Carrots (and/or sweet potato — works just as well)

Puy lentils

Feta cheese

Cucumber

Honey (here, I'm using Australian Manuka Honey)

Ground cumin

Salad leaves

Method

Peel, boil and roast your carrots — dust them with ground cumin and a splash of olive oil before they go in the oven. I didn’t have enough carrots so added some sweet potato to the mix too. Whilst they’re roasting, cook your puy lentils. 40g lentils is roughly one serving… Wash them thoroughly then let them simmer for 25 minutes, before draining and cooling.

puy lentil feta salad

Once the carrots are roasted, let them cool for a bit then combine them with the lentils and a crumbled block of feta cheese — as much as you fancy really. If you’re up for less washing up, you can keep it easy and do this all on the roasting tray!

puy lentil feta salad

Time to add the deliciousness…honey! I’m using Real Health Australian Manuka Honey here, which is 100% raw and unblended. Versus regular table honey, Manuka Honey contains a high concentration of a natural substance called Methylglyoxal (MGO), which has  antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and zooms it into the superfood category. You need to get your hands on some!

puy lentil feta salad
puy lentil feta salad

Chop up some cucumber and salad — maybe avocado too if you have some…

puy lentil feta salad
puy lentil feta salad

If you or your dining buddies eat meat, you might want to fry up some crispy bacon…

puy lentil feta salad

Finally, toss the whole lot together, add a little extra drizzle of honey if you’re feeling it and voila!

puy lentil feta salad
puy lentil feta salad

This post is sponsored by Real Health Australian Manuka Honey, which is rich, golden and flowing, and jam packed with health benefits. It is available at Boots and Holland and Barrett, and perfect for salad dressings, smoothies, or for breakfast with yoghurt.

 

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March 6, 2017

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