Sesame Lentil Salad

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The East Made Easy


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Total Time

30 mins

A delicious salad of puy lentils and goats cheese that will add Asian flavour to any table.


  • 500g green lentils
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Blue Dragon Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • seasoning (salt & pepper)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt


  1. Cook the lentils as per the pack instructions (rinse well, boil lentils:1 part lentils, 2 parts water) until al dente. Rinse and drain. Add the olive oil and stir thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile make the dressing. Peel and finely chop the ginger and garlic. Pound to paste in a pestle and mortar. Add the juice of one lemon. Add the sesame oil, sugar and salt. Stir well.
  3. Finely chopped the red onion. Chop the baby tomatoes in half. Add to the lentils.
  4. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until golden brown and add to the lentils. Season with pepper. Stir well.
  5. Add the dressing and mix until the lentils are well-coated. Finally, add the natural yogurt and stir well. Ideal served with a crisp green salad and grilled creamy goats’ cheese.