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    Crispy puy lentil, peach & Parma ham salad

    We’ve fried the lentils with garlic to add crispy texture to this Mediterranean salad. If you've never tried it before, we urge you to have a go.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling

    Serves: 2


    2½ tbsp olive oil
    1 garlic clove, sliced
    250g pack Ready To Eat Merchant Gourmet Puy Lentils
    1 peach
    ½ x 83g pack Italian Parma ham
    ¼ x 25g pack basil, leaves picked
    1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    10g shaved parmigiano reggiano 


    1. Heat 2 tbsp oil and the garlic in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the lentils and fry for about 8 minutes, stirring regularly until the lentils are crisp in places. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

    2. Halve and finely slice the peach; toss with the lentils, along with any peach juice from the chopping board. Divide between 2 plates along with the Parma ham and basil leaves. Drizzle over the remaining ½ tbsp oil and the balsamic vinegar; scatter with the cheese and grind over some black pepper to serve.

    Cook’s tip 

    Swap the parmigiano reggiano for torn mozzarella or slices of goats’ cheese, if you prefer. 

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