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Pardina Lentil Salad with Purple Potato and Snow Peas

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The Pardina lentil, also known as 'Spanish Brown', has a distinctive nutty flavor, and it holds its shape well after being cooked, making it perfect for salads.
Easy to prepare, delicious, and hearty, this salad is substantial enough to work as a complete meal, but also great as a healthy side dish with some chicken or seafood.

  • 350 g Purple potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 150 g Dried pardina lentils
  • 2-3 Kale leaves, finely chopped
  • 200 g Snow peas, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 150 g Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Place diced purple potato cubes in a baking tray. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes until tender.
  2. Bring 500-ml water to boil in a saucepan. Add in pardina lentils. Return to boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, approximately 20 minutes. Drain.
  3. Add in roasted purple potatoes, chopped kale, snow peas, onion, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Toss and season to taste. Enjoy it right away! | © 2017 | | © 2017 |

66 comments: 9/2/17 04:00

Look beautiful Angie !
We love lentils here ♡♡♡

Nancy Chan 9/2/17 04:52

Colourful, healthy and filling salad. I love purple potato sweet drink (tong sui).

Mindy 9/2/17 04:57

I am always amazed by yor beautiful and healthy dishes!

mjskit 9/2/17 05:10

Have never had pardina lentils, but then I've never been much of a lentil fan because I've always found them tasteless and mushy. Love how you describe these as nutty and able to keep their shape. Might just have to give lentils another try because your salads looks great!

Rosa 9/2/17 07:59

A beautiful salad! I love lentils.



Medeja 9/2/17 08:04

Lentils yummy! And so healthy :)

Nava K 9/2/17 10:05

All that I love about is in this salad.

Kelly 9/2/17 11:41

Such a pretty salad, Angie! Love the lentils in here, hearty, healthy and delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 9/2/17 12:18

I'd make this my lunch! SO yummy. I usually use French green lentils, but I'll see if I can spot those brown pardina lentils locally. It's been way too long since I've made a lentil salad.

Cheri Savory Spoon 9/2/17 14:10

Hi Angie, what a beautiful delicious and colorful salad. I bet the apple cider vinegar gave this meal a nice punch. I usually keep a container of lentils around and add them to salads, eggs and toast. Hope you are having a great week.

Vicki Bensinger 9/2/17 14:47

I love this Angie it's not just Healthy but beautiful too I love all the colors.

Balvinder 9/2/17 15:37

I’m definitely going to be trying this for a nice healthy lunch!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 9/2/17 15:43

Purple potatoes are my favorite! Plus, I've been on quite the lentil kick lately - so this salad sounds perfect!

Tricia Buice 9/2/17 16:56

This is an absolutely beautiful salad Angie! I want this for lunch today!

All That I'm Eating 9/2/17 17:02

I am yet to try purple potatoes - I need to get my hands on some. Love all the colours in this salad.

Pam 9/2/17 17:41

I've never had pardina lentils before. The salad looks delicious!

Jean | 9/2/17 17:50

Angie, beautiful! Love lentils. Will look for that variety, especially good for salads.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 9/2/17 18:24

I love lentils, but they don't get enough love, so thank you for fixing that by sharing this gorgeous salad! I'm seriously smitten over here! Love the colors and the flavors! This is just fantastic, Angie!! Cheers! :)

Unknown 9/2/17 20:07

I love lentil salads; I love lentils, I like the taste, the texture, they are great for your digestive system and full of vitamins and minerals. Lentils are my super food :) Great Salad Angie; I’m going to make it this weekend.

Monica 9/2/17 21:52

Love the colors and flavors of this dish. I love eating lentils and I've been reminding myself to make it for dinner one night soon. The pairing with purple potato and tomatoes sounds delicious! It's light and hearty at the same time.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 9/2/17 22:14

I love lentils but I don't think I've ever made a salad with them! What a gorgeous combination of colors in your lovely salad, Angie!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 10/2/17 01:43

Such a lovely colourful salad for this time of the year, really puts a spring in your step.

ann low 10/2/17 03:29

Another healthy salad from you Angie. Really need to have this after all the sinful goodies from CNY!

Kitchen Riffs 10/2/17 04:34

Love lentils! Use them a lot in soup, but they're SO good in salads, too. Wonderful dish -- thanks.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 10/2/17 10:35

What a pretty, colorful, delicious and healthy looking filling salad, Angie. We are a lentils loving family, so I can tell we will love this.

Susan 10/2/17 14:58

Dear Angie, you definitely get the award for the most colorful and appealing dishes! Love lentils and this salad will find it's way to my table, XOXO

grace 10/2/17 17:20

the purple potatoes send this over the top for me, angie! what a pretty and nutritious meal!

Scott S. 10/2/17 21:24

Those purple potatoes are stunners and take this wonderful dish to an artist level!

Harriet Emily 10/2/17 22:33

This salad looks so delicious Angie! I love lentils and purple potatoes, so this sounds like the most perfect salad! I can't wait to try your recipe :)

Gingi 11/2/17 00:05

This looks beyond yummy! (as always!) Thanks for sharing such a scrumptious looking dish! <3 -

Gingi 11/2/17 00:06

This looks beyond yummy! (as always!) Thanks for sharing such a scrumptious looking dish! <3 -

Amy 11/2/17 03:20

Love your healthy and colorful creation. Always makes me happy looking at your pictures. I'm sure I'll feel just as good after eating it. :) Thanks for always sharing your creativity in your recipes.

Sharon D. 11/2/17 05:54

Ooo...this is such a great salad. The colours make it so much more exciting to eat. There is happiness in this dish. :D

Easyfoodsmith 12/2/17 18:44

Beautiful salad indeed and the simple dressing ensures that all flavors shine through.

fimere 12/2/17 20:06

une belle salade bien gourmande j'adore
bonne soirée

Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 13/2/17 00:25

Nice healthy looking salad. I must say you always use very interesting ingredients in your recipe. Super delicious.

kitchen flavours 13/2/17 03:37

What a beautiful vibrant salad! You are always using the healthiest and interesting ingredients!

Adina 13/2/17 11:03

A great looking, filling sounding salad. I love those purple potatoes, I have never seen any to buy.

Anca 13/2/17 12:24

It looks delicious and must be healthy too. I think the purple potatoes make the salad very interesting and modern, love it. x

Pam 13/2/17 14:51

Looks very colorful and delicious, Angie! Lentils are great but I've never included them in salads and this would be a great way to start! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara 13/2/17 15:03

My mother was a big lentil fan, so I was introduced to them as a child. I still love soups, in salads and as a side. Love this idea, a warm salad with a great vinaigrette.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 13/2/17 15:58

I love the vibrant colors in this lentil salad - the purple potatoes, cherry tomatoes and snow peas add such a nice punch of color!

GiGi Eats 13/2/17 19:47

When I could eat legumes = LENTILS were my jam!!! They're so anti-oxidant rich and they def don't get enough credit!

Katerina 13/2/17 22:09

Your salad is amazing and reminds me that I have never tried making a salad with lentils and I should because the flavor is great!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 13/2/17 23:34

I love how colorful this salad is! The purple potato makes it more appetizing.

Helene Dsouza 14/2/17 09:14

wow the lentils are really holding together very well after cooking! I was looking for something like this to make salad. gorgeous salad idea on top of that Angie! The purple potatoes give it a nice contrast and I eat with my eyes too. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed it!

coconut chutney 14/2/17 12:20

Vibrant salad and my kids enjoyed the recipe too for dinner☺

Natalia 14/2/17 15:21

Wow, it looks so delicious ☺

Evi @ greenevi 14/2/17 16:21

What a beautiful salad! Those purple potatoes look seriously amazing!

Unknown 14/2/17 19:01

This looks so good!
Lovely photos. x
Izzy |

Juliana 14/2/17 19:14

OMG Angie, I love this kind of have it all in one bowl, the colors are amazing...great combination of textures and flavors...
Have a wonderful week :)

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 15/2/17 01:47

Such a pretty salad, Angie! Especially those little purple potatoes. And I'll be sure to try those nutty pardina lentils! :)

noobcook 15/2/17 05:05

I've not tried purple potato b4, recently I bought some purple carrots.

Nammi 15/2/17 07:56

yummmm, I love lentils ! rarely get purple potatoes love the colour! hope you had a lovely valentine weekend

Debra Eliotseats 16/2/17 00:20

Adding this to my "bowl" board on Pinterest!!!

MunatyCooking 16/2/17 01:25

What a healthy and good looking salad!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 16/2/17 12:54

Those potatoes have kept there colour so vibrantly. Simple and really fresh Angie. Its the sort I thing I take to work with me.

Marcelle 17/2/17 15:44

The colors in the salad are amazing! I'm sure it's delicious too, and I will have to make this one soon, Angie! Yum!!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 19/2/17 00:53

This salad has me looking forward to our garden even more than I already was. Those potatoes are beautiful!

nadia 20/2/17 16:09

Such a hearty and healthy salad :D I can't seem to find purple sweet potato anywhere here in the UK. It has the most beautiful colour!!

Geri Saucier 21/2/17 16:11

I love this salad. Lentil s, snow peas, tomatoes, and potato. Great for a quick lunch or a light dinner. I love the flavor of purple potatoes. They are the best.

Zaza 22/2/17 14:42

A healthy and delicious salad! I love lentils. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Angie!

tigerfish 23/2/17 05:21

I usually cook lentils in soups/stews. How can I forget them in salads? But first, I must get the correct variety. The red lentils I use in soups/stews might not hold up well when used in salads.

Pola & Cleme 6/3/17 16:23

Look delicious and colorful. Very beautiful!

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Choclette 7/3/17 15:15

It's good to see purple potatoes are out there now. We used to grow them, until blight finally did for them a few years ago. What a delicious looking salad. I love lentils.


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