Lentil, fava bean, and feta salad

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Lentil, fava bean, and feta salad

Lentil, fava bean, and feta salad
Lentil, fava bean, and feta salad

Lentil, fava bean, and feta salad

Ingredients

SERVES 4

– ½ cup (85g) frozen shelled fava beans.

– 1 x 14oz (400g) can of green or brown lentils, drained and rinsed, or 2 cups drained cooked lentils.

– 1 bunch of scallions, fnely chopped.

– 1 fresh green chile, fnely chopped.

– 6oz (175g) feta cheese,cut into cubes.

– handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, fnely chopped.

– sea salt and freshly ground.

– black pepper.

For the dressing

– 3 tbsp olive oil.

– 1 tbsp white wine vinegar.

– 1 x 1in (2.5cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated.

– pinch of sugar (optional).

Instructions

Step 1:
Cover the fava beans with boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2:
Put the lentils in a serving bowl and season with a pinch of salt and some black pepper. Stir in the drained fava beans, scallions, and chile.

Step 3:
To make the dressing, combine the oil, vinegar, and ginger in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar (if using), and whisk until well blended. Drizzle over the salad and let stand for 10 minutes, to allow the flavors to develop.

Step 4:
When ready to serve, stir in the feta and parsley.

Note : Canned lentils are an excellent pantry standby that will keep up to 1 year. They tend to be salty, so be sure to rinse them with cold water.

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