BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

I love beluga lentils, and I love broccolini. Put those two together and scatter with chilies and I’m happy.

I made this for my friend’s birthday. She has become a vegan so my challenge this year was to make an exciting, interesting, and delicious dinner. According to her, I did not disappoint. I too enjoyed this dinner and as someone who is not vegan, I can honestly say you don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything with this dish.

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 3 cups broccolini  Trimmed
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 cup Beluga lentils 
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil  plus more for finishing
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic grated

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt.
  • Put in the lentils and cook for 18 minutes 
  • Trim broccolini and when there is 3 mins left add to lentils.
  • Drain and reserve 1 cup of water. 
  • In a bowl, mix tahini, lemon juice and zest, salt, garlic, and olive oil. If the dressing thickens, add some of the lentil water to loosen it up.
  • Remove ¼ of the dressing from the bowl and set aside.
  • Put lentils and broccolini into the mixing bowl with the dressing and toss.
  • Transfer to a plate and drizzle the remaining dressing and sprinkle with chilis. 

Notes

If you don’t have broccolini, use broccoli instead. 
 


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