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Chickpea and Lentil Salad

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Chickpea and Lentil Salad
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CHICKPEA AND LENTIL SALAD     Preparation: 20 minutes, Standing time: 5 minutes, Total: 25 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 baby marrows, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow pepper, diced
  • 10cm cucumber, diced (peeled and deseeded if required)
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 400g tin lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 80g feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup roughly chopped coriander
  • ½ cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 cup roughly torn mint leaves
  • 1 cup roughly torn basil leaves
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 60ml olive oil
  • Zest and juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In large bowl combine the carrot, marrows, peppers, cucumber, chickpeas, lentils and feta cheese.
  2. Add the herbs.
  3. In a small bowl combine the garlic, olive oil, zest and juice of the lemon and the spices. Mix well to emulsify and pour over salad. Mix well to coat.
  4. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, mix again before serving.

 

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