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Parsnip, Cheese & Walnut Lentil Salad Collection 30/09/2019, Recipes

Serves 4

Bringing a new edge to the parsnip. These tangy parsnips work really well in this salad, mixing with the more rounded, rich flavours of the lentils and cheese. Add some cracked walnut to bring an earthy punch and texture crunch too.

Time: approx.35 min active, 35-40 min total. Makes 4 servings. Average £/serving: £4.71. Freezes well without the lettuce.

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What you get:


Cooked lentils






Dijon mustard

Organic Wootton White cheese


From your larder:


Olive oil




Herbs (parsley)




For the salad:

375-400g cooked lentils

1 lettuce

250g parsnip

50g Organic Wootton White cheese


For the sauce:

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1½ tbsp vinegar

1½ tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp honey



Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the parsnip into 3cm chunks and toss with olive oil in a large roasting tin, seasoning well. Roast for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway. Place walnuts in a smaller roasting tin and put in the oven for the final 4-5 minutes of cooking time.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sauce list ingredients. Drain the lentils and toss them into the dressing.

Step 3

Clean and cut the lettuce, then toss the salad through the lentils, mix well and arrange in a large bowl.

Step 4

When the salad bowl is ready, spoon the dressing over it and top with chunks of delicious Wootton White cheese, a grinding of black pepper or any herbs like tarragon, parsley… and a final squeeze of lemon.

Note: The Dijon-honey dressing will store in your fridge for up to a week or more and can be used to add flavour to salads and earthy roast vegetables.

NB: This collection will provide you with substantial leftover ingredients for further recipes.