Satay Lentil Salad

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My eldest daughter is vegetarian.  Because of this, I try and make our evening meals semi-vegetarian, so that the meat component can be switched out as needed.

This meal, however, is so delicious, and filling, that no meat component is needed.  My daughter loves me to make this for her for her lunch the next day while she is at Uni.

This salad, is full of crunch, flavour, protein, freshness.  Being satay though, there is peanut butter involved (in the sauce), so if you have a sensitivity to peanuts (or any nuts), it would be advisable to make this salad with a different (nut-free) dressing…

What you will need for the salad:

Satay Lentil Salad ingredients

1/4 – 1/2 finely shredded cabbage

bag of baby spinach

tin of brown lentils (drained and rinsed)

tin of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 capsicum, diced

2 sticks finely sliced celery

2 finely sliced spring onions

1 C cold cooked rice (I use brown rice, cooked the night before)

handful roughly chopped coriander

 

Combine all the ingredients, in a large bowl.  Then make the dressing and mix well.

 

Satay dressing:

In a bowl, combine the following:

1/2 C peanut butter (I use Pams Super Crunchy)

1/@ C boiling water

Sweet chilli sauce                      ))

lime juice (or lemon juice)     ))  to taste

soy sauce                                     ))

 

It is really important to keep tasting the sauce as you are adding the seasonings.  I start with a small amount of each and then taste, add some more, taste, etc, until the flavour is what I am happy with.

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