Yup, it hurts when I laugh today, my shoulders are sore and i found some new strange muscles in my underarms that I never knew i had.. I owe it all to my amazing dad who took me out kayaking yesterday. It was a beautiful day with sunshine for the most part and a nice relaxing lunch on a tiny private ‘beach’.
Do you know how good a carrot lentil salad tastes when it’s combined with some Greek ingredients after you’ve been kayaking for a few hours.. Pretty damn good.
Carrot and lentil salad
(Serves 2 hungry kayakers)
200 g lentils (puy or green)
4 carrots – grated
1/2 leek – thinly sliced
1 large handful of pistachios – roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves – crushed and chopped finely
1 heaped tbsp of tahini paste
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
Juice from 1/2 an orange
A few tbsp of olive oil
A pinch of salt
Combine the lentils, with the roughly grated carrots, the sliced leek and chopped pistachios. Make the dressing by mixing the ingredients together, the tahini will make this dressing a bit thicker and almost creamy. Pour the dressing over the carrot-lentil-leek combo and season with salt and black pepper.
Enjoy this together with your dad who brings a greek salad and two kayaks.
What is Tahini? Tahini is a paste of ground sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Turkish and middle eastern cuisine. Commonly used as a side dish, or as an ingredient in hummus. I love mixing it into my dressings to make them creamy and nutty flavored or as a spread on rice crackers.