Healthy Lentil, Beetroot and Onion Salad

This French Lentil, Beetroot and Red Onion salad is a lovely snack with some Rye Sourdough bread, or as a side salad with some tasty burgers.

To make the salad you will need

  • 190g French or Green Lentils
  • One Bay Leaf
  • One medium red onion, diced
  • One cooked beetroot, diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Hazelnuts
  • Feta

For the dressing you will need

  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Combine half the onion in a small bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Stir well and leave to stand. Heat the hazelnuts in a dry frying pan until toasted. Tip out onto a plate.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan, then fry the remaining onion for 5 minutes until pale golden. Add the lentils and beetroot and cook for 5 minutes until hot throughout.
  3. Crumble in the feta. Serve topped with the onion pickle and hazelnuts.