Asparagus & lentil salad with cranberries & crumbled feta

Asparagus tips take the leading role in this healthy, seasonal salad with spring onions, cherry tomatoes and salty crumbled cheese

PREP 10 mins
COOK 20 mins
DIFFICULTY Easy
SERVES/MAKES 2

Nutrition:

  • calories 359
  • carbs 35
  • saturated fat 4
  • sugar 6
  • protein 22
  • fat 12
  • fibre 11
  • salt 1

Ingredients

1 garlic clove
125g puy lentils
100g pack fine asparagus tips
3 spring onions, finely sliced
25g dried cranberries
1 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil, plus a little extra (optional)
2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
140g cherry tomatoes, halved
50g feta (read back of pack for vegetarian option)

Method

  1. Finely grate the garlic and put in a bowl. Boil the lentils for 25 mins, and put the asparagus in a steamer over them for the last 5 mins until just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, put the onions, cranberries, oil and vinegar in the bowl with the garlic and stir well. When the lentils are ready, drain and toss them into the dressing with the tomatoes. Tip into plastic containers (for a packed lunch), or onto plates, then top with the asparagus and crumble over the feta. Drizzle with a little extra oil, if you like.