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Warm Lentil & Tomato Salad with Cherries and Cashews

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2 cups (500 mL) dried green lentils
1/2 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup (75 mL) red wine or apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) cracked black pepper or to taste
1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
3 cups (750 mL) diced tomatoes or mini cherry tomatoes
2 cups (500 mL) sweet cherries, pitted
1 cup (250 mL) toasted cashews, almonds, walnuts, or pecans
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh herbs of your choice (chives or flat leaf parsley)
1 cup (250 mL) grated Natural Pastures Boerenkaas
1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Tre Stella Feta

Yields: 10 to 12 Servings

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  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 30 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins
  • Yields 10 to 12 Servings

By Chef Ned Bell

This recipe is very easy to prepare and shows how simple, healthy and delicious it is to cook and bake with Canadian cheese. This dish is delicious and nutritious because of the versatility of the ingredients and just how nutrient dense it is.

  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 30 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins
  • Yields 10 to 12 Servings

Did you know?

Firm cheeses like Gruyere and Monterey Jack make great additions to soups. Find more great matches for your favourite cheeses.


Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) dried green lentils
1/2 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup (75 mL) red wine or apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) cracked black pepper or to taste
1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
3 cups (750 mL) diced tomatoes or mini cherry tomatoes
2 cups (500 mL) sweet cherries, pitted
1 cup (250 mL) toasted cashews, almonds, walnuts, or pecans
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh herbs of your choice (chives or flat leaf parsley)
1 cup (250 mL) grated Natural Pastures Boerenkaas
1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Tre Stella Feta

Preparation

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add lentils; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are tender but still hold their shape, about 25 minutes; drain well (do not rinse with cold water, as the warm lentils will absorb taste better).

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; add warm lentils and toss. Let cool. Stir in tomatoes, cherries, cashews, herbs, and cheese; toss to coat.

Tips

This dish is best served warm, but it is also fantastic made ahead of time and chilled for a picnic, portable lunch, salad, side dish, or as a simple snack on the go.

Substitute any fantastic Canadian cheese that grate or crumble well, such as a medium Canadian Cheddar or an aged Canadian Gouda.

Try raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or chopped peaches or apricots instead of the cherries. Use spinach, arugula or green onions for your herb choice.

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Did you know?

Firm cheeses like Gruyere and Monterey Jack make great additions to soups. Find more great matches for your favourite cheeses.

Did you know?

Firm cheeses like Gruyere and Monterey Jack make great additions to soups. Find more great matches for your favourite cheeses.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 351 Calories
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Fat: 21 g
Fibre: 5.3 g
Sodium: 392 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 15 % / 160 mg
Folate: 82 %
Thiamin: 28 %
Zinc: 25 %
Vitamin C: 22 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1/3 milk product serving(s) per person.

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