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Lentil, apple and spinach salad with hazelnuts

8
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This fresh-tasting salad makes a perfect dinner in the warmer months.

Ingredients

Dry lentils

200 g, green variety

Vegetable stock cube

1 individual, make 1L (4 cups) of stock, gluten-free variety

Hazelnuts

40 g

Celery

1 individual, finely chopped

Eschalot(s)

2 whole, finely chopped

Baby spinach leaves

100 g

Green apple, unpeeled

2 medium, cut into thin wedges

Lemon juice

1 tbs

Olive oil

2 tbs

Red wine vinegar

1 tbs

Wholegrain mustard

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Place lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender but still with a little bite. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, toast hazelnuts in a small dry frying pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until golden and fragrant, taking care not to let them burn. Coarsely chop (reserving a few whole hazelnuts to garnish). Combine chopped hazelnuts with lentils, celery, eschalots and spinach in a large bowl.
  3. Toss apple with juice, in a medium bowl, to prevent it turning brown. Add to salad.
  4. Whisk oil, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour over salad and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle over reserved hazelnuts to serve.