Spicy Red Lentils With Capers and Currants

Recipe by Stardustannie
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Place large saucepan of water on to boil for the lentils.
  • Check lentils for any stones etc. Place lentils in a fine sieve and run under lots of running water, when water runs clear, give them a good tap on the side of the bench to get rid of excess water.
  • Tip lentils into saucepan of boiling water, stir them well and cook them for only a couple of minutes, until they are just tender with a hint of firmness (watch them very carefully as they can turn into mush in the space of 30 seconds or so, testing them as you go).
  • As soon as they are ready pour them into a sieve to drain, shaking them well to get rid of any excess water.
  • Tip the cooked lentils into the dressing and mix well. Add the currants and the capers, and leave the salad to cool to room temperature, stirring it regularly.
  • When you are ready to serve, pile it onto a plate/bowl and sprinle some onion slithers and parsley leaves over the top.