Monday, January 2, 2012

Lunch: Lemony Lentil Salad

Lentils, capsicum, lemon juice, spring onions, olive oil, dijon mustard, black pepper
I decided this year I need to be more prepared with my work lunches - more salads and not so many leftovers. Only because I'm sick of waiting in line for the damn microwave! And someone almost always puts a fish and/or chicken dish in there before mine and the whole thing reeks.

Anyway I was on Pinterest this morning and came across this delicious sounding salad that would be easy to eat, doesn't require reheating and had minimal preparation. And it has lentils and I have nearly a whole kilo to use. And anything with mustard in the dressing is a winner.

I only made like one minor change to the ingredients - reduced the olive oil by 1 tablespoon. I don't mind eating it unheated, but I thought 3 sounded a bit much. I'd have put the third tablespoon in if there wasn't enough dressing to go round though. I also sliced the capsicums long and thin because that's how I like them.

I got three lunch sized servings out of the recipe.


Theresa said...

This is a good idea. I almost always bring leftovers, but on the nights that we don't have any left over dinner, I feel truly stumped over what to eat. I should make things like this salad, and pop them in the freezer in lunch-sized tupperwares, so that we don't have to plan our dinners around my lunch quite so much.

Emma said...

@Theresa: If I don't have leftovers prepared for lunch I actually panic, and nothing in the fridge will do for my lunch! It's so nice to be prepared.