This is very good with grilled lamb chops, or even a firm oily fish such as swordfish or kingfish.
1 1/2 cups green lentils - preferably the
Australian small green lentils
6 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
1 cup coriander leaves
salt and pepper
2 tbsp sherry vinegar (or a good white wine vinegar)
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 preserved lemons, rinsed and finely chopped
1 shallot, finely diced or 2 spring onions, finely sliced
Rinse lentils in cold water and cook in plenty of boiling water until just-tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and rinse until no longer hot but still warm. Put into a bowl and combine with the rest of the ingredients and season to taste.
This salad is best after 10 minutes or so as the flavours develop.