Summer Tomato and Lentil Salad for a Tasty Cooling Treat

In the current heatwave, the last thing you want to do is to turn on the oven, or spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking elaborate meals. So here’s a tasty summer salad from Waitrose that you can throw together and enjoy with the minimum of sweat!

Serves: 4
Prepare: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins


  • 1 ciabatta roll (about 100g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g cherry vine tomatoes, halved
  • 400g Beluga lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 125g mozzarella, drained and torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 x 25g pack fresh basil, leaves only, torn

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp clear honey

See also: Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe for a Cooling Dessert


  • Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Tear the ciabatta roll into large chunks and toss with the oil; season. Once hot, griddle the ciabatta pieces for 1-1½ minutes on each side until lightly charred around the edges. Tip into a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, lentils, mozzarella and basil to the bowl. In a separate, small bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk well. Pour the dressing over the salad and give it a good mix. Transfer to a serving plate and serve straight away.

Cook’s tip
The sweetness of balsamic vinegar works a treat with tomatoes but other vinegars such as sherry or red wine would be lovely too.

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