Mache Salad with Lentils and Figs

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A hearty meatless salad that combines distinctive, tender mâche leaves, also know as corn salad or lamb's lettuce, sweet ripe fresh figs and mild, hearty lentils, which makes this salad particularly satisfying.

  • 400 ml Vegetable broth
  • 100 g Green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 1 Chilli pepper, deseeded, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 60 g Mache salad, rinsed and dried
  • 2-3 Fresh figs, cut into wedges
  • 20 g Flat parsley leaves
  1. Place vegetable broth in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add in lentils and cook about 30 minutes or until tender, but still firm.
  2. Mix together the olive oil and white wine vinegar. Add in sliced chilli pepper and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drain the lentils and season with salt and pepper. Stir in half of the vinaigrette.
  4. Place mache salad, fig wedges and parsley leaves in a large bowl. Toss with the rest of the dressing. Divide it in two plates. Spoon the lentils over and serve. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Marcela 22/10/15 07:29

Angie, this salad looks stunning! I don't know if I'd eat it though...! It's so so beautiful!

Adina 22/10/15 09:35

I just love your salads, where do you get your ideas from? This one is another winner with me, an unusual combination, which I am sure, tastes fantastic.

Honey Bee Sweets 22/10/15 12:45

Love the combination of figs with lentils! I think the only time I eat lentils is in indian curry...I should really try this out. Such a lovely meatless meal!

Amy (Savory Moments) 22/10/15 12:56

Another beautiful salad, Angie! It looks bright and delicious!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 22/10/15 14:10

This just goes to show that salads can totally be a winter food too. I love the fig and lentil combo.

Ann Low 22/10/15 16:10

Hi Angie, I simply love all your healthy salads that you made. Beautiful colour and appetizing!

Veena Theagarajan 22/10/15 16:22

colorful salad interesting combo never tried before Fig with Lentil

cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 22/10/15 16:37

I am looooving all your fig recipes! This one is most definitely another winner!! I love lentils, but they don't get enough love! Thanks for correcting that problem, and making them look beautiful in the process! Can't wait to try this! Cheers!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 22/10/15 17:29

I don't have enough fig recipes in my life, so thanks for this. What a beautiful color to this dish too!

Nancy Chan 22/10/15 18:04

Angie, I am eyeing your fresh figs. They look so fresh and tasty!

Medeja 22/10/15 18:20

Fresh figs.. this salad muse be very yummy!

ZazaCook 22/10/15 19:22

Wow, I love Mache! This salad looks super super delicious!
Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Pam 22/10/15 20:11

Those figs have me drooling. The salad looks amazing.

Pam 22/10/15 20:22

Great recipe, Angie! And I can't wait to try it!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 22/10/15 21:57

Oh more figs! I can see this would be a hearty salad, as good as a full meal. Have not had mache in a while, tempting!

CookWith Manali 22/10/15 22:27

You make the most colorful and wonderful salads Angie, love the ingredients in here!

Jeanette 22/10/15 23:16

I love fresh figs! I've never paired them with lentils but this sounds fantastic!

The Yum List 22/10/15 23:39

I don't think I've tried mache leaves yet - at least not knowingly. Those figs - I'm in! :-)

Tricia Buice 23/10/15 02:29

What a wonderful combination. You find the most beautiful figs I've ever seen. Heaven!

Liz Berg 23/10/15 02:53

I haven't made lentils in a long time. The hubby is not a fan, but you've given me a craving with your gorgeous salad. I'll pick up some figs, too!

Kelly 23/10/15 02:56

You make the prettiest salads, Angie! So hearty with the lentils and I love the figs in here!

Sharon D 23/10/15 07:37

Angie, this is beautiful. You're my salad guru!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 23/10/15 07:41

Three of my favorite things, and I've never thought to put them together. Inspired, Angie!

Ivy 23/10/15 07:58

That's an amazing combination!

Anonymous 23/10/15 09:52

I have never thought to put lentils and figs together. Looks fantastic Angie.
Have a wonderful weekend.
:-) Mandy xoxo

Jean | 23/10/15 15:10

Angie, those are three of my favorite things and yet I have never thought to put them together. This is a great meatless meal idea I must try soon!

Shashi at RunninSrilankan 23/10/15 15:24

Angie - love this combo of figs and lentils - so colorful and so flavorful!

All That I'm Eating 23/10/15 17:22

This sounds great, filling but healthy too. Would love to take this to work for lunch!

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 23/10/15 17:32

Fresh figs are just absolutely gorgeous! This sounds looks and sounds wonderful!

Claudia 23/10/15 19:19

I love mache and always pair it with avocado. I clearly need to get out of my box. I also am a lentil lover - but this addition of figs with both of these lovely ingredients just makes me salad-happy!

Alida 23/10/15 22:45

This is so beautiful. You are doing well at using the last figs of this season. I made the most whilst I was in Italy. I love them so much. I am looking forward to persimmons now.
Very nice dish Angie. Have a nice weekend.

Cheri Savory Spoon 24/10/15 01:16

Hi Angie, I am a lentil fiend and this is such an amazing salad, love all the flavors going on here.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/10/15 03:20

You're making a little jealous of the gorgeous figs you have been getting, Angie! Beautiful salad and I love the plates you've used. So pretty!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 24/10/15 04:40

I have some fresh figs that I have been looking to use and this recipe sounds perfect!

Nammi 24/10/15 06:20

you are the queen of salads ;) love it :)

Choclette Blogger 24/10/15 13:22

I'm seeing so many lovely fig recipes around at the moment. I think I need to go get myself some. I adore mache. it's one of the things we manage to grow without too much difficulty - much prefer it to rocket, which we also grow.

Beth 24/10/15 13:54

After seeing this recipe, I just realized I've never made a salad with figs. What a terrific idea - that's next on my list!

Sammie 24/10/15 15:11

What a stunning salad Angie! Beautiful!!

Hema 24/10/15 19:02

Beautiful presentation Angie, interesting and colorful salad..

Sue/the view from great island 24/10/15 21:20

I'm not sure I can get mache leaves here, I need to go out and see --- I love fall salads, they lighten up all the comfort food!

Anne Regalado 25/10/15 02:42

What a beautiful salad , Angie ! The fig alone makes me salivate :D

Barbara 25/10/15 12:10

Always have loved mother used them a lot when I was a child, so I grew up with them. Your addition of fruit to this salad is a great idea....will definitely steal your idea!

[Reply] 25/10/15 15:36

I would have never thought of pairing lentils and figs. Such a great combination. I bet it tastes sensational too. Loving the colors as well!

Koko 25/10/15 17:16

A beautiful salad...fresh figs are such a treat!

Daniela Grimburg 25/10/15 23:45

What a wonderful combination of textures and flavors.
The colors are stunning too.

Reeni Pisano 26/10/15 01:26

Such a beautiful salad Angie! Those figs are calling my name!

Esther Lau 26/10/15 03:29

Hi Angie, I enjoy seeing your beautiful salad and looks yummy as well! :)

mjskit 26/10/15 04:23

Where do you find such gorgeous figs!? Love everything you are doing with them this fall. Now I just need to finds some decent figs. A very tasty salad!

Navaneetham Krishnan 26/10/15 11:00

Your salads are always so true nice. Just that some of the ingredients are expensive and hard to come by here.

Harriet Emily 26/10/15 12:38

What an amazing combination! I've never tired figs and lentils together before. It sound sooo delicious. I can't wait to try this Angie!

norma chang 26/10/15 12:55

Saving for next year when my fig tree is bearing again.

grace 26/10/15 13:32

the components are few and uncomplicated and i think the combination sounds fantastic! i've only had fresh figs once but i really liked them and would really enjoy them in something like this.

kitchen flavours 26/10/15 15:22

Lovely salad! I should use more lentils in my meals! Gorgeous figs!

Monica 26/10/15 16:05

I'm a big fan of lentils and adding them to salads to make a hearty meal. This looks wonderful.

Wok with Ray 26/10/15 16:52

Lovely and beautiful salad. A dish I want to stare at for a while before eating. Just gorgeous, Angie! :)

Agness Walewinder 26/10/15 22:58

Very interesting combo, girl!!!! Sweet mniam!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 27/10/15 00:32

Sob, we don't have fresh figs! I want it so bad.

Cathleen 27/10/15 00:39

This looks amazing! I seriously need to try fresh figs sometime soon!

Bakericious 27/10/15 02:25

like the fresh figs, looks so yummy.

Nippon Nin 27/10/15 05:56

Lovely! And gorgeous photos! I'm looking for figs at market but I didn't have luck, perhaps fig season is over here?

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 27/10/15 12:12

I totally love lentil salad. I have never had figs with them but they do look gorgeous

lisa is cooking 27/10/15 14:34

I love mixing lentils with salad greens, and the figs are such a pretty addition! Looks healthy and delicious.

fimère .b 27/10/15 19:02

superbe salade plein de saveurs bravo
bonne soirée

Dawn Yucuis 28/10/15 03:41

Looks like a beautiful salad. Great combination of flavors.

Emma | Fork and Good 30/10/15 14:27

Perfect, simple and looks healthy!

Rebecca Subbiah 1/11/15 04:04

this looks wonderful love fresh figs

My Inner Chick 4/11/15 23:50

gorgeous, colorful salad!!!!! wowwwwwwwwwwww

Karen Harris 7/11/15 15:40

Beautiful salad Angie! With all the lentils and figs, who needs meat?


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