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Blood orange, red cabbage and lentil salad

10 minutes

"This salad delivers on style, flavour and substance – and it’s very easy to put together with no cooking involved. It works well for batch preparation, and is delicious as a lunch, jacket potato filling, or as a lighter side dish for a main meal." – Katy Beskow

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  • 1 blood orange, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 x 400g can of green or brown lentils, drained and rinsed
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate (about 200g)
  • 2 T shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil squeeze of juice from an unwaxed lemon
  • small handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • a pinch of sea salt and black pepper

1. In a large bowl, combine the orange slices, cabbage, carrot, lentils, pomegranate seeds and pistachios.

2. In a jug, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and chopped parsley, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Stir the dressing through the salad until evenly distributed.

Cook's note: Buy pomegranate seeds instead of a whole pomegranate, and shelled pistachios, to save time (and reduce mess in the kitchen).

This is an extract from  Easy Speedy Vegan by Katy Beskow. It’s published by Quadrille an imprint of Hardie Grant Publishing. Photography by Luke Albert

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Katy Beskow

Recipe by: Katy Beskow

Katy Beskow is an author, food writer, cookery tutor, and recipe developer. She has authored 9 booked including "Easy Speedy Vegan".

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