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Apple Dressed Lentil, Potatoes & Crunchy Salad


  • 1 lb potatoes, scrubbed & larger ones halved
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 1 cup fresh apple juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 150g (5 oz) snowpeas
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 radishes


 1. Steam the potatoes for about 5-8 minutes until just tender. If serving warm keep the potatoes warm until ready to assemble otherwise allow to cool. Meanwhile slice the celery and snowpeas into super thin batons and slice the radish into thin rounds. Toss and set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat in a deep frying pan. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, add the lentils and toss in the garlic and oil for a further few minutes. Add the apple juice and dried cranberries and bring to a gentle simmer. Allow to reduce by about half simmering over a gentle heat and stirring occasionally.

3. Once reduced remove from the heat and stir through the torn basil leaves. If serving warm as a main meal arrange the crunchy salad greens on individual plates, top with a few potatoes and drizzle over the lentil dressing. Alternatively, serve as a warm or chilled potato salad. Arrange the tossed crunchy greens on a large serving dish, top with potatoes and spoon over lentil mixture.

Adapted from Veggie Num Num

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