Lentil and butternut squash salad

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Serves 4

Ingredients

1kg frozen butternut squash chunks

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

½ tbsp olive oil

2 tsp dried oregano

2 x cans green lentils

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

Small red onion, chopped

100g baby spinach

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

2 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

Cook the squash as per packet instructions.

In a large bowl mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and oregano. Rinse and drain the lentils and add these to the vinegar and oil. Add the cherry tomatoes and red onion and mix well.

Divide the spinach into four bowls. Add the lentil mixture and top with the butternut squash. Sprinkle over the pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.

 

Mixed grains salad

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Fancy a really simple and filling salad that takes just a couple of minutes to make?

Ingredients:

½ bag salad leaves

½ pouch of mixed grains (e.g. Merchant Gourmet or supermarket own brand mixed grain or pulses pouch),

1 tomato, chopped

1 carrot, spiralised

2 tsp hulled hemp seeds

3 walnuts

Directions:

I heated the grains, but you don’t have to. Just combine everything together in a bowl and you’re done!

I like my salads quite simple but you could always add a squeeze of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and any herbs and spices you like.