Brown Rice and Lentil Salad with Spinach, Tomatoes and Pine nuts | Spekko Rice

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Brown Rice and Lentil Salad with Spinach, Tomatoes and Pine nuts

Brown Rice and Lentil Salad with Spinach, Tomatoes and Pine nuts

  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

     

    250 ml (1 cup)                         IMBO brown lentils

    15 ml (1 tbsp)                          sunflower oil

    1                                              onion, finely chopped

    2                                              celery stalks, diced

    4                                              cloves of garlic, crushed

    1                                              carrot, diced

    500 ml (2 cups)                       cooked Spekko Saman Brown Rice

    25 ml (5 tsp)                            chopped mint

    25 ml (5 tsp)                            chopped coriander

    100 g                                       baby spinach leaves

    200-250 g                                cherry tomatoes, halved

    50 ml                                       toasted pine nuts

     

    Dressing

    50 ml                                       olive oil

    25 ml (5 tsp)                            lemon juice

    25 ml (5 tsp)                            balsamic vinegar

    salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

    1. Cook lentils in boiling water until tender but not mushy. Drain and set aside.

    2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Sauté onion, celery, garlic and carrot until soft.

    3. Dressing: Mix all the ingredients together and season to taste.

    4. In a large bowl, combine Spekko Brown Rice, lentils and cooked vegetables with fresh herbs, spinach and tomatoes.

    5. Gently toss salad. Pour dressing over and garnish with pine nuts.