Lentils are one of my favourite things to eat, I have them several times a week. Each different type of lentil (red, brown, green, black etc.) carries different qualities, meaning you can fit them in to nearly any meal.
Red lentils are perfect for adding to curries and soups because they break down and become super soft when they’re cooked, and the darker colours are perfect for vegan chilli’s, burgers, and salads!
A while ago I shared a recipe for a super crunchy and fresh Lentil Apple Salad, but this warm lentil and tomato salad is a bit more hearty, and suited to these colder, winter days.
The addition of the roasted chickpeas adds a fiery crunchiness, the contrast in texture is what makes this salad super special for me!
So try it out one of these cold days, when you fancy something hearty, but still light!