For a healthy meal perfect for dinner or even lunch, why not try your hand at a lentil salad. This dish is high in protein, and can be customised with your favourite vegetables and sides for a unique taste. Store any leftovers in an airtight container and pop into the fridge for tomorrow’s meal.



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2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 red onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 cup French green lentils, rinsed

Ground salt and black pepper

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped

1 cup shredded red cabbage

1 cup fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon, basil or mint)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and celery, making sure to stir until tender. This should take about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils then bring to a boil before reducing the heat, and leaving to simmer in the pan.
  4. After 20 minutes, drain the lentils then season with salt and pepper.
  5. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and pepper flakes into a medium bowl. Now add the lentils and toss before serving.

Recipe and Image via Whole Living, Scandi Foodie