This dinner is as easy as can be! The beautiful flavours of sweet local carrots, creamy goat feta, crunchy walnut, marry amazingly with earthy lentils, fresh spinach, red cabbage and tangy lemon pepper dressing. This dish is complemented by juicy lemon pepper chicken. This dish is filled with protein and fiber which will ensure you have energy for hours.
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Cook the lentils: Turn on the oven to 375F to cook the chicken. In the sink, place the lentils in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the lentils and water depending on the size of your pot (2 cups, 4 cups, 6 cups), The water should cover the lentils by at least 3-4 inches.
Cook the chicken: Place the chicken breast and add salt (1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 3/4 tsp) on a lined baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven, about 15 minutes – until the chicken is cooked.
Note: Ensure the chicken is cooked to at least 165F.
Shred the carrots: While the lentils are cooking, shred the carrots with a vegetable shredder.
Cut the walnuts: While the lentils are cooking, cut the walnuts in about 1/2 cm pieces.
Crumble the feta: Crumble the feta in about 1 cm pieces.
Plate & serve: In individual plates, place lentils, spinach, shredded carrots, red cabbage and the lemon pepper chicken. Top with lemon pepper dressing, walnuts and feta. Serve.
Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath
A large study of 16,000 middle-aged men, found that consuming legumes such as lentils lowered the chance of dying of heart disease 82%. Talk about food as medicine!
Cooking with Kids
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietitian
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce new vegetables to kids. Let them help prepare the vegetables and try them raw and cooked.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help with step 4 & 5 by:
- Crumble the goat cheese
- Plate and serve
Recommended Wine Pairing
Heritage Road Bloodstone Shiraz Grenache
Aromas of black pepper, blueberry and plum fill the glass. Flavours of ripe fruit, mulberry and blackberry finished with spicy pepper and creamy vanilla oak characters. This balanced shiraz shows rich fruit characters, a medium body and good persistence
Region: South Autralia
Price (SLGA): $14.65
SAWMILL CREEK SAUVIGNON BLANC
A crisp, dry wine with notes of citrus fruit, herbs and a hint of oak.
Price (SLGA): $10.09
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.