Summer Kale, Lentil & Chickpea Salad
Light, fresh and flavourful, this recipe is great for the table at your summer barbeque. Julie Le Clerc combines her Sabato balsamic honey mustard with a splash of Giusti balsamic vinegar and Salvagno EVO for a delicious dressing.
Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
½ cup Puy lentils
150g pack baby kale or super kale
325g jar El Navarrico chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, flesh cubed
1/3 cup Sabato semi-dried cherry tomatoes, drained
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Put lentils in a small saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain well and set aside to cool.
Place kale in a large bowl. Add the cooled lentils, along with the chickpeas and remaining salad ingredients.
Pour over the dressing, season to taste, toss well and arrange on a serving platter.
Recipe by Julie Le Clerc