Feta

Lentil Salad With Feta And Pine Nuts Recipe

An easy meal to prepare after a long day at work or a great summer salad for a weekend lunch, this lentil salad with fill you up and give you the energy you need to power through the rest of your day.

Ingredients

1 can lentils, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted

1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved

100g wild rocket

60g feta, crumbled

1 aubergine (optional)

Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Place lentils, pine nuts, olives, tomato and rocket in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add dressing of your choice (if any) and toss to combine.
  3. Divide between two bowls, over a layer of aubergine (optional), top with feta and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe via The Healthy Mummy

August 21, 2014

Meat-Free Mondays: Baked Orzo With Mushrooms, Spinach And Feta

We love cooking with orzo (and the kids love eating it), especially in this custardy baked pasta dish. It’s a great way to use up leftovers – think roast chicken and bacon, or keep it veg with mushrooms, spinach and cheese.

Ingredients

1 cup orzo

300g mixed mushrooms

1 large red onion or leek, thinly diced

300g baby spinach

150g feta, crumbled

4 eggs

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup milk

Handful toasted pine nuts

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Cook the orzo in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, saute the mushrooms and onion or leek in a little olive oil until cooked, about 8 minutes. Add the baby spinach at the last minute until slightly wilted. Season with salt and pepper and add to the orzo.

3. Add the crumbled feta to the orzo mixture, taste and season again if needed.

4. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, yoghurt and milk together, season and stir into the orzo mixture.

5. Spoon the mixture into an oiled 20x12cm baking dish (square or round) and bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is lightly golden. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts. Let stand for 10 minutes, then serve with a crisp salad.

What’s your favourite pasta bake recipe?

June 3, 2013