Friday, January 18, 2013

French Green Lentil with Hot Chick Spicy Salt With Blanched Spinach Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Topping

Boil 1 cup of French Green Lentil with 1/2 teaspoon Hot Chick Spicy Salt and 3 sliced Garlic with 3 cups of water for 15 minutes, or until the lentil are cooked and has soaked up all the liquid, add more liquid if required.

While the lentil is cooking, blanch a couple of handfuls of spinach in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water, squeeze all the liquid out. Chop the spinach and mix to diced tomato. Set aside.

Serve with rocket or sorrel, rocket will add a spicy peppery touch while sorrel will give a tangy zing. Top with a dollp of yogurt and finish with more Hot Chick Spicy Salt if required.

Done in under 30 minutes.

Serves one.

Bon apetit!

Note : I have been looking for French lentil for ages, can't seem to get it here in Penang nor KL. That is until I found Opika Organic Food Store at One Utama. They have loads of organic stuffs including legumes and seeds such as lentils, quinoas and sunflower seeds.

I used the first two packs I got to make kushari, the Egyptian comfort food that I have been dying to learn to make, which my Aunt Suraya finally got the chance to teach me during her last visit.
When I was back at One Utama early last December, I was lucky that they were having sale on them French lentils, at 50% off and expiration date in 2014, of course I had to grab at least a dozen packets!

I have been experimenting with quite a few recipes with the French lentil, but I think I enjoy it most just boiled with some seasoning.
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