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Grilled vegetable, green lentil and pasta salad

4
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This makes a great lunch or side dish for your evening meal.

Ingredients

Green or Brown Lentils, dry

100 g

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), vegetable

White pasta, dry

50 g, small shapes

Onion(s)

1 medium, red, thinly sliced

Courgette

1 medium, sliced

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Red pepper(s)

100 g, Roasted & cut into chunks

Cherry Tomatoes

8 individual, or baby plum halved

Tomato Purèe

2 tablespoons, level, sun-dried

Lemon Juice, Fresh

2 tablespoons

Parsley, fresh

6 teaspoons, (2tbsp) Chopped, or use chives

Salt

1 pinch, and black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Put the green lentils into a saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Bring up to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes, without a lid. Drain well, return to the saucepan and add the stock cube and plenty of fresh boiling water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then add the pasta shapes and cook until tender – about another 6-8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a hot grill. Arrange the sliced onion and courgette on the grill rack. Spray with low fat cooking spray and grill for 6-8 minutes, turning once, until tender. Tip into a salad bowl and add the peppers, tomatoes, tomato puree, lemon juice and parsley or chives. Stir well.
  3. Drain the pasta and lentils, rinsing with cold water to cool them quickly. Drain thoroughly, then tip them into the salad bowl and toss with the other ingredients. Season and keep covered and chilled until ready to serve.