Blueberry & mint salad

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried Beluga lentils
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • Piece of thumb-size ginger, diced
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, plus extra to serve
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh herbs (such as mint, parsley, coriander or dill), roughly chopped
  • 2 small cucumbers, finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, finely sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs labneh or goat’s cheese (optional)

Directions

Blueberry & mint salad

serves 2

Place the lentils in a pot and cover with 1 cup of water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 1 minute. Add the cinnamon, blueberries and tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.


Place the herbs, lentils, cucumbers and carrots in a bowl and mix. Add the blueberry mixture, along with the oil from the pan, and mix. Season and add a sprinkling of cinnamon. Top with the labneh or goat’s cheese, if using, and serve.

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