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Warm Red Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

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  • Olive Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves – 2, crushed
  • Fresh Root Ginger – 2 tsp, grated
  • Split Red Lentils – 300 gms
  • Vegetable Stock – 750 ml
  • Fresh Mint – 2 tblsp, chopped
  • Fresh Coriander – 2 tblsp, chopped
  • Red Onions – 2, thinly sliced
  • Baby Spinach Leaves – 200 gms
  • Hazelnut Oil – 1 tsp
  • Soft Goat’s Cheese – 150 gms
  • Greek Yogurt – 4 tblsp
  • Pepper as required


  1. Heat half the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, garlic and ginger.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in the lentils, then add the stock, a ladleful at a time, until it is all absorbed, stirring constantly for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the herbs.
  6. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes or until soft and lightly browned. Keep stirring frequently.
  8. Toss the spinach and the hazelnut oil in a bowl.
  9. Divide between serving plates.
  10. Mash the goat’s cheese with the yogurt in a small bowl and season to taste with pepper.
  11. Divide the lentils between the serving plates and top with the onions and goat’s cheese mixture.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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