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Black Lentils and Kale Salad


Black Lentils and Kale Salad

Recipe by Ivonne Nathan of forchefs



  • 100 gm(½ cup) black Lentils
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 10 young kale ribs (about 1 bunch), trimmed and sliced, plus a handful of leaves, rubbed to soften and coarsely chopped, to serve
  • 2 tbsp chicken stock or water
  • 1 golden shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped mint
  • 40 gm (¼ cup) smoked almonds, coarsely chopped

Feta and mustard dressing

  • 80 gm Persian feta
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  • Cook quinoa in a small saucepan of boiling water until tender (10-14 minutes).
  • Drain well and keep warm.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add garlic and stir until tender and light golden (1-2 minutes).
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add kale ribs and cook, turning occasionally, until blistered (2-4 minutes), then add chicken stock and cook until ribs are tender and stock is evaporated (4-6 minutes).
  • Toss in leaves and transfer to a platter.



  • Combine ingredients in a bowl, then add to quinoa with shallot, mint, almonds and reserved garlic and toss to combine.

Ivonne Nathan

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