I love this nourishing autumn salad with its vibrant colours and enriching textures. The warming aromatic harissa paste adds a lightly scented and spicy, fragrant depth to this dish. The incredible array of colours – vibrant purple, deep orange, crisp white and deep green -gives this dish merriment and soul.
Beluga lentils are one of my new favourite finds. They are slighly smaller than puy lentils and have a creamy interior. These shiny black pearls are said to resemble cavier, and as their skins gleams when coated with oil, health seems to radiate from them. Another bonus is that they also hold their shape nicely, which make them ideal for salads.
Nutritionally, lentils are an excellent source of plant protein and are also good for folic acid, fibre and many trace minerals. They help to lower cholesterol and manage blood sugar disorders by preventing blood sugar rising too rapidly after a meal, so they are deal great for people who are diabetic or on a low GI diet.
Serves approximately 4-6