Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Giant tomato salsa with lentils

March 25, 2010
Posted by Lucy

The Blue Haven 'Casual Cooking' cookbook is a lovely little cookbook for the spring and summer, with plenty of easy tasty recipes. I was given an opportunity to supply a few recipes to promote the area of healthy eating and healthy meals. Below is one of the recipes that I have in the book - this is perfect for a late summer BBQ (ok... ok... its the last thing you're thinking of tonight) - give it a try

Giant tomato salsa with lentils

This dish does not involve giant tomatoes but rather the tomatoes are cut into quarters rather than finely chopped like a normal salsa. This fresh salad is perfect in a healthy eating plan and goes great with BBQs in summer. The lentils provide extra anti-oxidants, fibre and protein to this salsa and can be eaten as a lunch box for work or a weekend lunch.

Serves 4

12 ripe tomatoes
1 tin of puy lentils (or other lentils)
1 small red onion – finely chopped
Juice of half a lemon
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
A small bunch of mint leaves
Salt and freshly cracked pepper

Drain the lentils and wash well.
Chop the tomatoes into quarters.
Place in a large bowl with the lentils and stir the finely chopped red onion gently.
Sprinkle in the lemon juice, olive oil and mint leave and toss lightly.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If possible leave in fridge covered for an hour or serve straight away.

Wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free

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