25 Jan

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese, Californian Prunes and Puy Lentil Salad

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese, Californian Prunes and Puy Lentil Salad

Serves 5
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 125g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
123 9.8g 4g 1.8g 0.6g
Serves: 5
Calories: 123
Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 80g Californian prunes ready to eat and quartered
  • 70ml Cider dry
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon Oil olive
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • 80g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese
  • 80g Mango ripe, large dice
  • 50g Puy lentils
  • pinch Salt
  • 80g Onions red sliced
  • 80g Spinach baby
  • 5g Basil sprigs
  • 15g Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Soak the prunes in cider, oil, garlic and juice of the lemon overnight. Wash and prepare the salad and vegetable items. Cover the lentils in minimal water, cook gently with the garlic and ginger until just cooked and the liquid has been absorbed into the lentils. Allow to cool.
Method
2 Place the soaked prunes, cheese, mango, lentils, onions, and lemon zest, in a large basin, season
with pinch of salt and mix lightly.
3 Lightly mix in the spinach and basil
4 Serve as required

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, saucepan, grater, mixing bowl.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with toasted crusty bread or wrap in a tortilla for a hand held snack

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Various other ingredients such as broad beans and cooked chicken can be added.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Lentils are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Iron, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Folate and Manganese.

Prunes -are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fibre, and a very good source of Vitamin K. A large portion of the calories in tomatoes come from sugars.