This lentil, carrot and quick pickled fennel salad makes the perfect light yet satiating lunch or dinner all on it’s own or paired with some roasted vegetables and/or a spread on whole grain sourdough. It comes together quickly for a delicious nutrient dense meal.
These filo rolls make a great appetizer to a meal or finger food on a buffet table. Yellow onions and fennel are caramelized to bring out their sweetness which is off set by the saltiness of the olives and za’atar spice. They’re perfectly crispy, sweet, and savoury and the sauce adds an element of freshness. It’s like a flavour and texture party in your mouth.
This meal “à la carte” is a no fuss way to enjoy lunch or dinner while nourishing your body as it has a good dose of the essential macronutrients; carbohydrates, fats and protein. Barley is dressed in a Pine Nut Parsley Dressing and accompanied by balsamic roasted vegetables and cashew cheese on sourdough bread. The barley can be swapped out for your favourite grain, you can use any combination of vegetables you have on hand and the cashew cheese can be replaced with your favourite nut cheese or bean spread.
This salad is refreshing, crisp and sweet and loaded with vitamin C from both fennel and oranges. The sweetness is balanced out with a light and tangy white balsamic and thyme vinaigrette. It makes a perfect starter or side salad.