5 MINUTE LENTIL HALLOUMI SALAD 

We all love a quick and easy option, and this salad is just that.. 5 minutes to a delicious and substantial lunch.

Benefits: This salad is beneficial for hormone balance, as it is rich in specific functional nutrients such as essential fatty acids and protein, which provide the building blocks for hormones, as well as support blood sugar balance and help to keep fuller for longer.

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Ingredients:
1/2 pepper cubed
1/4 cucumber cubed
1 medium tomato cubed
1 handful of parsley/ coriander
400g cooked green lentils
1/2 veg stock cube in 20ml hot water
1 handful chopped walnuts
1 handful kalamata olives/ capers

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp olive oil1

tbsp balsamic vinegar

50g halloumi

 

Method:

  • Chop all the veg, drain the lentils, dissolve stock cube in boiling water and stir into lentils.

  • In a large dish, combine all the veg with the lentils, walnuts and olives, and mix well.

  • Squeeze lemon and drizzle with oil and vinegar.

  • Now for the halloumi. slice into strips 3mm thick and fry in a dry non stick frying pan for 3 - 5 mins each side, tear into bite size chunks and scatter over the salad.