The Blue Haven ‘Casual Cooking’ cookbook is a lovely little cookbook for the spring and summer, with plenty of easy tasty recipes. I was given an opportunity to supply a few recipes to promote the area of healthy eating and healthy meals. Below is one of the recipes that I have in the book – this is perfect for a late summer BBQ (ok… ok… its the last thing you’re thinking of tonight) – give it a try
This dish does not involve giant tomatoes but rather the tomatoes are cut into quarters rather than finely chopped like a normal salsa. This fresh salad is perfect in a healthy eating plan and goes great with BBQs in summer. The lentils provide extra anti-oxidants, fibre and protein to this salsa and can be eaten as a lunch box for work or a weekend lunch.
- 12 ripe tomatoes
- 1 tin of puy lentils (or other lentils)
- 1 small red onion – finely chopped
- Juice of half a lemon
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- A small bunch of mint leaves
- Salt and freshly cracked pepper
- Drain the lentils and wash well.
- Chop the tomatoes into quarters.
- Place in a large bowl with the lentils and stir the finely chopped red onion gently.
- Sprinkle in the lemon juice, olive oil and mint leave and toss lightly.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- If possible leave in fridge covered for an hour or serve straight away.
- Wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free