Lentil Salad with Feta
Servings Prep Time
2servings 6hours
Cook Time
20mins
Servings Prep Time
2servings 6hours
Cook Time
20mins
Ingredients
dressing
garnish
Instructions
  1. To prepare the lentil salad with feta, start by cooking the lentils. Drain the soaked masoor. Cook on stove top / pressure cooker or Instant pot until just cooked and retaining its shape. For pressure cooking, place masoor with enough water to cover, a bay leaf and 1/2 tsp salt. Close the pressure cooker lid and remove the weight. After a few minutes, steam starts escaping from the nozzle. Switch off after 5 minutes.
  2. Open lid and drain the cooked lentils in a colander. Allow to cool for a bit.
  3. Wash and dry the greens (spinach or any other).
  4. In a shallow bowl, layer half the lentils. Scatter spinach leaves, beet, cucumber and apple over this. Top with the remaining lentils.
  5. Scatter feta cubes over the salad.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, turmeric and salt vigorously until thick. Pour this all over the salad.
  7. Garnish with toasted cumin seeds and nasturtium petals.
Recipe Notes
  • If using regular cucumber, peel and discard seeds before cutting into thin batons.
  • Canned lentils can be used to put together this salad with hardly any prep time