Beluga Lentils Salad with Smoked Salmon and Pickled Onions
I am obsessed with lentils. I love, love, love everything about them. This is my favourite lentils salad, and the kids like it too. Lentils and fish make an excellent combination. You can also make it with any good quality canned tuna.
For the pickled onions
1 large white onion cut into rings through a mandoline Juice of 2 lemons 1tsp sugar 1tsp sea salt
2 cups black beluga lentils cooked 1 pack of good quality smoked salmon
1 can of good quality tuna 1 jalapeno 1 chilli pepper 1 bell pepper 1 tomato cut in chunks 2tbsp pickled cucumber 1tbsp capers 2tbsp olives Cilantro & chives EVOO 1tsp dry mustard Salt and white pepper to taste
Prepare the pickled onions: In a bowl, add the lemon juice, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Add the onions and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Make sure the onions are fully covered in the lemon juice.
In a salad bowl, add the cooked lentils.
Add the peppers and tomato.
Add the pickled onions. Reserve the brine.
Add the salmon.
Add the pickled cucumbers.
Cut the herbs, cilantro and chives, and add on top.
Vinaigrette: in the onions brine, add EVOO and the mustard and stir well.