One of my chosen legume/veg combos for this week’s slow-carb/4 Hour Body meals is French Lentil and Carrot Salad. I thought a basic lentil and carrot salad might be a bit boring, especially without the addition of any sweeteners, so I jazzed up the lentils with spices and ‘ta da!’ they taste great. 🙂 The addition of gomasio works well as it imparts a toasty nutty flavour – toasted sesame seeds or hemp seeds would go nicely too.
As I noted in the Great Jerky Experiment – Round 5, I’m in love with Saudi Baharat. It’s along the same lines as Ras el hanout (another favourite of mine) but it’s nowhere near as hot (although spice blends can vary drastically so maybe its just the one I’ve been buying that has extra kick). It has a lot of spice, in the ‘there are lots of spices in this’ sense but it lacks a chilli punch, which I find makes it a much better companion to lighter meat such as chicken, or vegetarian dishes such as zucchini tagine.
The following recipe is so easy that I feel a little silly even typing it up, but the end result has such a spectacular flavour that I feel compelled to share it anyway.