It's Monday again! Why doesn't the weekend last longer?! After a weekend of eating not so healthily and drinking more than normal, what my body asks for is to eat something light. this salad is perfect to make you forget about the Monday blues! Hope you like it!
Now Spring is in full swing, we've had amazing weather here in London and coming out of the office when there's still light outside makes me happy. I am definitely not a winter person, it makes me grumpy and feel claustrophobic in all the layers!
Spring is synonymous to happy days, cocktails in terraces, walks in the park, flowers in full bloom as well as the dreaded hayfever! But it means as well we need to start thinking about summer, losing those few pounds we have put on during winter to keep us warm and taking proper care of ourselves! That's when this beautiful salad comes in! It's light and fresh but still filling because of the lentils. Lentils are full of iron which is extremely important for our wellbeing so this salad is just what you need for Spring!
You'd be surprised how easy and delicious it is!
The one I made for this picture had a bit too much lentil for the tomato-mozzarella but I love lentils so it didn't bother me. At the end of the day, you can cook more lentils and keep them in a tupperware in the fridge to add to any salads.
Here is what you need:
Lentils, around 50-60g per person)
For the dressing
Fresh mint, chopped and a couple leaves to add on top
1 lemon, juice
Avocado or olive oil
Cook the lentils as indicated in the package. Run them under cold water to stop them cooking and set aside to cool down.
Once they are cold season and add the tomatoes and mozzarella. You can replace it by goats cheese or feta and even add some avocado if you want.
In a little bowl mix the lemon juice with the oil, half of the chopped mint and a pinch of salt. You can add the rind of a lemon to give it a more lemony taste.
Drizzle the lentil salad with the dressing and sprinkle with the rest of the chopped mint.
Let me know what you think in the comments below and don't forget to share!