Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Frenchie Salad

I made this salad a long time ago but I completely forgot where I got the recipe from! I made something else from the Save With Jamie book and came across it again. It was a lovely fresh tasting salad and I used the first French beans from my garden to make it.

Frenchie Salad (from Save with Jamie - Jamie Oliver)
(Serves 4)

250g puy lentils
extra virgin olive oil
cider or white wine vinegar
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp runny honey
2 large eggs
200g French beans, timeed
200g leftover cooked chicken, shredded
4 sprigs tarragon
1 large round lettuce, shredded

Cook the lentil according to packet instructions, then drain, reserving a little cooking water. Return both to the pan and mix in a lug each of oil and vinegar. Season and leave with the lid on to keep warm.

Put the spring onion, garlic, mustard, honey, 1 tbsp vinegar, 3 tbsp oil and a pinch of alt and pepper. Mix well to make a dressing and set aside.

Boil the eggs in a pan of boiling water for 6 mins, then scoop out with a slotted spoon and run them under cold water to cool.  Add the beans to the water to blanch for 4 mins or until just cooked. Drain the beans, and while they're still hot, toss with a little dressing, the chicken and tarragon leaves.

Put the lettuce into a large bowl and tip the warm dressed lentils on top. Sprinkle over the dressed beans and chicken, drizzle over the remaining dressing and toss together. Divide between 4 plates. Peel and quarter the eggs and pop them on top of the salad. Serve.

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