250 g brown lentils, soaked for at least six hours then cooked in natural mineral or filtered water with a pinch of whole sea salt (used canned lentils, if you really have to)
water and whole sea salt, to cook the lentils
2 cucumbers, ends cut off, washed, peeled and diced
1 red pepper, core and seeds removed, washed and diced
2 large handfuls of fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
1 red onion, peeled and diced
1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
apple vinegar, to taste
whole sea salt, just enough to taste
ground white pepper, just enough to taste
chilli powder, to taste
Makes 4 servings.
Cook the lentils in a pressure cooker or large pot until al dente. Rinse the lentils under cold running water, put them in a salad bowl then let cool completely (first at room temperature, then in the fridge) before adding the cucumbers, pepper, parsley, onion and garlic. Toss and add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and chilli powder. Toss again then trasfer into the fridge to cool for at least half hour. Serve chilled.