Smoked salmon with lentil salad

Smoked salmon with lentil salad

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 6
A simply stylish salad that will make an impressive dinner party starter this Christmas

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal307
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.61g


  • 175g Puy lentils



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

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp good olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 3 eggs



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

  • 2 tbsp dill, chopped, plus extra fronds to garnish
  • 12 slices smoked salmon


  1. Rinse the lentils, then put them in a pan and cover generously with water. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 25-30 mins until tender. Drain well and leave to cool. Put the shallot in a bowl with the mustard, vinegar and seasoning. Mix well and whisk in the oil.

  2. Put the eggs into a small pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 3 mins. Cool quickly under running cold water and peel off the shells. Put in a bowl of cold water until ready to serve.

  3. Stir the dill into the dressing and pour it over the lentils. Spoon onto 6 plates, then halve the eggs and put one half on each plate with two slices of smoked salmon. Sprinkle with black pepper, scatter over a few dill fronds and serve.

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Ruxandra Banu's picture
Ruxandra Banu
26th Apr, 2016
I tried this and it is absolutely delicious :)
25th Feb, 2015
Very nice, but didn't bother with the egg
10th Apr, 2013
I had bought a big bag of Puy green lentils and needed inspiration for eatting a healthy but delicious meal. Very easy to make and salad stores in fridge for days. Would definately use this recipe for starters when entertaining friends.
11th Nov, 2011
So simple and really appreciated by my invités. The taste is good. have prépared many times.
2nd Mar, 2011
This looks REALLY yummy :)
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