Healthier Protein meal for you and the planet

Want to cut down on your animal protein intake, improve your health and protect the planet from overgrazing.  Why not try this delicious juicy salad packed full of nutrients.  It keeps in the fridge for a few days so great when you need a quick meal to take to work.

Lentil Tabouli Salad

Serves 4
1 cup dried brown or puy lentils boiled for 20-30mins or 1 tin brown lentils 
2-3 tomatoes chopped
1 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped
½ Spanish onion finely sliced
2 sticks celery sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tspns cumin seeds roasted for 1-2mins until fragrant in a heavy based dry pan (optional)
S & P to taste
2 tablespoons chopped dry roasted almonds

Rinse lentils and place in bowl with other vegetables.
Roast the cumin seeds for 1-2mins until fragrant in a heavy based dry pan
Pour in oil and lemon juice mix through and combine all ingredients, adding in cumin seeds, almonds and seasoning last.

Serving suggestions
This salad can be eaten on its own, topped with a tablespoon of homous or slices of avocado or served with some grilled meat or chicken.

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