Lentil, carrot & ham salad

Lentil, carrot & ham salad

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Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 2
Use pulses as the base for your sweet mustard-dressed salad to create a healthy lunch that's full of fibre and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal400
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre9g
  • protein30g
  • salt3.7g
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  • 250g ham, shredded
  • 400g can lentil, drained



    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 2 carrots, finely diced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 4 celery sticks, finely diced



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • good pinch sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. To make the dressing, whisk together the ingredients with 1 tbsp water and some seasoning. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir well to combine.

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8th Apr, 2016
I have made this several times, such a quick and tasty lunch! I used pre-packed shredded ham hock.
7th Oct, 2015
really lovely lunch, decided to warm through (without cooking the veg) added the dressing, parsley and left over gammon when warmed, also had a poached egg on top, will be getting made more often
27th Sep, 2015
I used dried lentils and cooking added the diced carrot and celery to the cooking lentils towards then end. Lovely recipe and a welcome packed lunch for all members of the family
11th Aug, 2014
Makes a great and filling lunch. Has become one of my regulars - very tangy, enjoyable and transports well!
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