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Lentil salad with dried fruit

The colours and flavours of the farm! A vibrant selection of Cecilia's Farm dried fruit forms just the right balance with a hint of cumin, cinnamon, fresh herbs and goat's cheese."

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375 ml (1½ cups) uncooked brown lentils, picked over

salt and pepper

1 cinnamon stick

100 ml olive oil

20 ml (4 tsp) apple cider vinegar

finely grated rind of 1 lemon

7,5 ml (½ tbsp) ground cumin

2,5 ml (½ tsp) ground cinnamon

45 ml (3 tbsp) chopped fresh mint

180 ml (¾ cup) Cecilia’s Farm Roasted & Salted Almonds, coarsely chopped

180 ml (¾ cup) sunflower seeds, toasted

10-12 (100-120 g) Cecilia’s Farm Turkish Apricots, cubed

180 ml (¾ cup) Cecilia’s Farm Cranberries

100 g goat’s cheese or 1½ slices feta cheese, crumbled

large handful fresh coriander leaves, torn

large handful fresh mint leaves, torn


  1. Place lentils in a saucepan with 750 ml (3 cups) water, a pinch of salt and the cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil over a medium heat and simmer with the lid for 30 minutes or until just cooked. Drain and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a dressing. Mix olive oil, vinegar, lemon rind, spices and fresh mint and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the remaining ingredients with the lentils in a large bowl. Add the dressing just before serving and mix to coat the lentils. Serve as a side dish or light vegetarian meal.



  1. If preferred, add Cecilia’s Farm Peeled Cling Peaches to the salad for an even fruitier flavour.


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