recipe: Avocado Raspberry Lentil Salad

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Skincare starts from within –  try this Avocado Raspberry and Lentil Salad recipe to help with radiant glowing skin.

Avocado and Raspberry contain Vitamin E which will do wonders for your skin plus help boost your immune system it’s a win win.

Ingredients you need:
3/4 cup dried French-style lentils, rinsed
2 tablespoons pepitas
2 tablespoons natural almonds, roughly chopped
125g fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
60g baby spinach, torn
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 avocado, sliced

How To Make:

Step 1:  Place lentils and 3 cups cold water in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until just tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 2:  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Place pepitas and almonds on a baking paper-lined baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden and toasted.

Step 3:  Roughly crush 4 raspberries in a small bowl. Add oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Step 4:  Toss lentils, baby spinach, chives, parsley, remaining raspberries and almond mixture together in a bowl. Top with avocado and drizzle with dressing. Serve.