This is really more of a putting together recipe than an actual cooking anything recipe but it's here for inspiration more than anything, and that's what this blog is partly about, recipes to be used and played with, using whatever you have in the house. This salad was really simple to throw together but the flavour combinations were fantastic. The hummus when mixed with everything gave the dish a different sort of "vinaigrette" which worked fantastically and I loved the crunch of the pumpkin seeds.
Puy Lentil, Couscous and Hummus Salad (adapted from Salad Pride)
60g lemon and garlic couscous
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
100g puy lentils, cooked
2 tbsp hummus
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
Put the couscous into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover by about 1/2 cm. Leave for 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the water then fluff with a fork, leave to cool.
Grab your lunchbox and put the shredded lettuce in the bottom of the box. Top with the couscous, followed by the puy lentils. Dollop the hummus on top of the lentils and then sprinkle the toasted pumpkin seeds over the top.