Summer is nearly here, so try this earthy tabbouleh with lentils and Parmigiano Reggiano.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
175g Puy Lentils
4 Spring Onions, Trimmed
15g Fresh Mint
15g Flat Leaf Parsley
250g Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
75g Parmigiano Reggiano, Coarsely Grated
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice Of 1/2 Lemon
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Cook the lentils in boiling, lightly salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain in a sieve and rinse under cold water. Tip into a bowl and allow to cool.
Finely chop the spring onions. Remove tough stalks from the mint and parsley then chop the leaves. Add the spring onions, mint and parsley to the cold lentils along with the cherry tomatoes and 50g of the Parmigiano Reggiano.
Add the olive oil and lemon juice along with a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix together. Taste and add a little more lemon juice or seasoning as you like. Scatter the remaining Parmigiano Reggiano over and serve.
Cooking tip: Puy lentils take the place of bulgur wheat in this twist on a middle eastern classic - you could use green lentils instead. Once made it can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Parmigiano Reggiano, known as the ‘King of Cheeses’ , is one of the oldest and richest cheeses in the world. It is essentially still produced today as it was nine centuries ago, using the same ingredients (raw milk, rennet and salt), with the same craftsmanship and production technique that has undergone very few changes over the centuries
Thanks to the decision to keep a fully natural production process, this cheese is made without any additives. Parmigiano Reggiano is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product, with distinctive characteristics and a tie to its area of origin, it is governed by strict specifications registered with the European Union, which protects both consumers and producers.