Lentils, rice, fresh herbs and a ‘soupy’ lemon + EVOO dressing make this a salad for the season.
💯 Do as the Greeks do and make salads that don't even have any lettuce in them at all. Focus on seasonal ingredients that pack a heavier autumnal punch, but still covered in fresh herbs, tangy acidity and the ever-present extra virgin olive oil.
This is a staple meal that our farmer, Dimitris, makes often for lunch or when in need of something quick & easy, but filling and nutritious.
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
🍚 Cooked rice
🥔 Cooked lentils (can be from a can or jar)
🍅 Chopped tomatoes (can use bell peppers)
🌱 Spring onions
🍋 Lemon juice (1 whole lemon)
🍶 A splash of red wine vinegar (could use while or even apple cider)
💥 Extra virgin olive oil (#DontDrizzlePour)
🧂 Salt & pepper
Mix all together, coat well and then make sure the 'dressing' is pooling like a soup. This means it's been super absorbed by the rice & lentil mix and now can be scooped for some extra nutrient-packed bites (plus, a perfect dip for bread along the way). 🤌
—Sarah, founder of Citizens of Soil
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