2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme or rosemary leaves
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
150g/5oz podded fresh or frozen broad beans
100g/4oz podded fresh or frozen peas
100g/4oz feta cheese, drained, crumbled
Chopped flat leafed parsley or mint or a mix of both to garnish
Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, add the lentils and simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes until just tender then drain into a sieve.
Make the dressing by mixing the honey, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme or rosemary, paprika and seasoning together in the base of a salad bowl with a fork until smooth. Add the hot lentils to the dressing and toss together.
Refill the rinsed lentil pan with water, bring to the boil, add the broad beans and peas and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Drain, then add to the lentils and toss together.
Crumble the feta over the top, sprinkle with chopped parsley or mint or a mix of both and serve warm or cold with toasted ciabatta bread or pitta breads, if liked.
Tips: This is light and healthy salad that tastes just as good the day after it is made. If you fancy serving with homemade croutons, simply drizzle a little olive oil over sliced ciabatta bread, cook until crisp and golden on a preheated griddle pan and cut into croutons.