Lentil & red pepper salad with a soft egg

Lentil & red pepper salad with a soft egg

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 2
This healthy and hearty salad is packed full of fresh flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal284
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre9g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.49g


  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 400g can green lentils, rinsed and drained



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

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • handful rocket leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 1 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…


  1. Boil the eggs for 6 mins, then quickly cool under cold running water and peel off the shells. Tip the lentils into a bowl with the onion, red pepper and balsamic vinegar. Mix well.

  2. Put the salad onto a serving dish, then pile the rocket on top. Drizzle with the oil, then halve the eggs and sit them on top of the salad.

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dave6376's picture
22nd Oct, 2014
I wish I'd noticed the comment from marya9940 before I made this. Made following the recipe it was far too "oniony" for my taste. If I make it again I'll probably replace the red onion with chopped mushrooms and a few spring onions.
Minion Milly
5th Jun, 2014
Would this work with red lentils? I have a whole tub of them slowly getting used up in stews casseroles and soups...
22nd Jan, 2013
This was really tasty and substantial enough to fill me up after a long day. I was pleasantly surprised - I only cooked it to use up a surplus of lentils. I only used half the onion and I soaked it in water to get rid of the tang.
harding-hook's picture
8th Feb, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised with this dish. For a simple lunch or a healthy dinner this is ideal. Salads can often be quite bland, but this had lots of flavors and textures going on. I had half as my evening meal and it was ideal to take the other half to work for my lunch the next day. Will definitely be making this again.
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