Feta, beetroot, cherry tomatoes, olive, rocket and lentil salad (so healthy a cake must be eaten afterwards)

6 May

I’ve been eating so many salads recently as the weather has finally become what I like to call ‘beach hot’ (a temperature gauged on if it’s hot enough to go to the beach to sunbathe… thought it was quite good no!?) here in Nice, which is not a bad thing I suppose!

Perfectly balanced with the sweet beetroot salty olives and feta, earthy lentils, fresh rocket and a sharp wholegrain mustard,  olive oil and balsamic dressing (phew what a description). You can alter the quantities as much as you fancy, I’ve just given a rough idea as to how I assembled mine.

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Wholesome and filling enough for a satisfying dinner or a healthy lunch. Super quick to put together, no expensive or obscure ingredients to hunt down, no excuses not to make it. Many people on ‘health’ binges often eat plates and plates of salads, often loaded with creamy dressings, cheeses and bacon, which to be frank is just not going to make much difference, may as well just tuck into that carbonara.

Serves 1:
A tablespoon of crumbled feta
1 small beetroot
2.5 tablespoons cooked brown lentils (or whatever type you have, just not mushy red lentils!)
A few cherry tomatoes
A few handfuls of rocket
3/4 black olives, chopped

Method:
Wash all salady bits and dry well, chop up your olives and beetroot, half your cherry tomatoes, crumble your feta, make your dressing by using 2 tbsp good olive oil combined with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1tsp wholegrain mustard and assemble. Voila.

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4 Responses to “Feta, beetroot, cherry tomatoes, olive, rocket and lentil salad (so healthy a cake must be eaten afterwards)”

  1. catherine thomas May 6, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    At last ,we have some sunshine here in Wales,so going to try this salad for lunch today .

  2. Blazing Guns! May 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    We had an amazing rotini tossed with olives, garlic, cherry tomatoes, basil and romano cheese. This looks like it could be even better especially with beetroot…but what is rocket? We have a forecast of 30C today, 13C tomorrow, and 23C Wednesday. So crazy Vegas won’t even touch it.

    • travelandtapenade May 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi! Rocket is a type of salad leaf – not sure if it’s called something different in the states… has a peppery taste to it?! I’ll just Google…Arugula ?!
      Glad you like my post 🙂

      • Blazing Guns! May 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

        Arugula I’ve heard of …several sites mark it as from the mustard family, hmmm. Must have a taste before winter sets in again in a few months …it’s a Canadian Prairie spring after all…

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