We are not great salad eaters. Yes we love our hot veggies and with our new veggie garden, 1/2 of which will be salad veggies, things have to change. With this in mind, I bought a new cook book, Community. The author is Hetty McKinnon. What grabbed my attention was that most recipes are based on what I have in my pantry , fridge and garden.
As I looked through the book I was saying, that looks good and yes I can make that. And yes, that is TMX friendly.
Ingredients. For 3 large serves.
6 Turkish dried figs, sliced
150g Puy lentils, rinsed
2 cups of mixed salad greens, watercress or rocket or radish top, if you have it.
1 dessert spoon EVOO.
1 small clove of garlic, smashed.
1/2 cup roasted Walnuts.
Caramelised Balsamic, enough to cover figs. (See previous recipe. )
Soak figs in Caramalised Balsamic, 3 hours or over night.
Place lentils in TMX basket and add 1 litre of water to bowl. Cook 30 minutes,/100/ speed 3.
Add lentils while still warm to figs. Add oil and garlic.
When ready to serve mix in salad leaves.
Arrange on platter and add feta and walnuts.
I served this with salmon, but would go nicely with any fish, chicken or meat.
Could add roasted pumpkin.
Puy lentils remain whole when cooked, unlike other lentils.