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Lentil and pumpkin salad with labne

8
7
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Middle Eastern spices and bite-sized pieces of tangy yoghurt cheese turn a warm salad into an exotic feast.

Ingredients

labne

150 g

lentils, canned, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), (400g can)

pumpkin

1000 g, (1kg)

red onion

2 medium, cut into wedges

olive oil

2 tsp

garlic

2 clove(s), thinly sliced

ground cumin

1 tsp

ground sumac

2 tsp

rocket

75 g

cooked brown rice

2 cup(s), (340g), to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place pumpkin and onion on prepared tray and spray with oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic, cumin and half the sumac and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add lentils and 2 tablespoons water and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until lentils are heated through. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add rocket and roasted pumpkin mixture to the lentil mixture. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle salad with crumbled labne and remaining sumac. Serve with brown rice.

Notes

TIP: Sumac is a ground purple-coloured spice that’s popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a slightly sour flavour and is good with chicken, lamb, fish and seafood.Labne is Middle Eastern cheese made from set yogurt. It is available in some supermarkets, delicatessens or Middle Eastern grocers. If not available, feta or ricotta can be used.

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