Salad of lentils, avocado and goat’s cheese

Salad of lentils, avocado and goat’s cheese

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From
A Year In My Kitchen
Serves
4

This salad really epitomises the way I cook. It is certainly an example of how the toolbox works and of how I like to eat. I’m not sure whether growing up in Australia has shaped my food preferences, but I crave earthy, clean, strong flavours!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 cup see method for ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1/2 lemon, juiced
12 see method for ingredients
200g tangy, fresh goat’s cheese
100g see method for ingredients
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons see method for ingredients
extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle

Method

  1. Divide the lentils among serving plates. Halve, stone, peel and slice the avocados, then toss in the lemon juice to prevent discolouration. Layer the roasted tomatoes, goat’s cheese, avocado slices and red onions on top of the lentils, alternating them and seasoning here and there with a little salt and pepper as you build. Spoon over the basil oil and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. I love the toolbox flavours here – the earthy, nutty lentils with a hint of sharpness from their dressing, the intense roasted tomatoes and deep purple onions – both sweet and sharp at the same time – all brought together with the vibrant basil oil. Serve as a starter, or as a light lunch with some good peasant-style bread on the side.

Note

  • Vary this salad by interchanging some of the ingredients. You could replace the goat’s cheese with a slice of grilled wild salmon or poached chicken, for example. Or add blanched asparagus or cubed roasted beetroot, or perhaps finely sliced celery heart, shaved fennel or blanched green beans, or a handful of toasted nuts for crunch… the possibilities are endless.
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seasonal
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