Healthy, soothing salad, full of goodness for the months after Christmas excesses!
Serves 4 as a generous side salad
200g green lentils
¼ thinly sliced white cabbage
1 shredded carrot
1 sliced leek (the white part only)
1 diced sour green apple
1 roasted red pepper (homemade, or shop-bought in a jar)
Red grape vinegar
Mint to garnish
Thinly slice the cabbage and wash it well under cold running water. Salt and rub it with your hands, then place it in a colander or sieve and put something heavy on top to squeeze it. Leave it like this for 1-2hrs to get rid of all the excess water. Meanwhile, boil the lentils for 30mins or until cooked, ensuring they remain firm. Drain any water that’s left, drizzle a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and empty in a large salad bowl. Add the cabbage, carrot and sliced leek. Top with diced apple and the sliced red pepper. Drizzle the orange dressing, decorate with a bit of mint and enjoy a healthy, hearty winter salad!