How to make Red Lentil Pasta Salad

Step 1

Toss halved cherry tomatoes with ​one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Roast the tomatoes for 20 minutes at 210°C (410°F) flipping them halfway through cooking time.

Step 2

In the meantime, cook the gluten-free red lentil pasta. Add it to a pan of salted boiling water and simmer for 6 minutes or follow packet instructions. Once the pasta is cooked but firm to the bite, drain it and set it aside.

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Step 3

Roast sliced shiitake mushrooms onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper for 7-10 minutes at 210°C (410°F). Then, remove the excess water released during cooking. Add chopped hazelnuts, the remaining ​​1 of extra virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper, and capers to the tray with the mushrooms. Roast them for 10 minutes until fragrant and browned.

Step 4

In a salad bowl, combine the cooked red lentil pasta, the roasted tomatoes and mushrooms. Add pitted black olives, garnish with fresh basil leaves, and give it all a good stir.

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