A delicious vegetarian lunch option for those wanting a quick and healthy meal. Great benefits of legumes include high level of B-group vitamins, iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium. Legumes are also a great source for antioxidants as well as  folate, which is great support for pregnancy.

Eating more legumes as part of a healthy diet can help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, and other heart disease and diabetes risks.


3/4 cup (105g) sun-dried tomatoes, drained, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil

1/4-1/2 fresh lemon

1 tin (415 gm) brown lentils, rinsed, drained

1 tin (410 gm) canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained

250 gm silver beet, trimmed, finely shredded


To make a dressing, blend or process ¼ cup of the sun-dried tomatoes, oil and juice until finely chopped.

Place lentils, chickpeas, silver beet, half the dressing and remaining sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine, season to taste.

Serve salad topped with remaining dressing.

Note – Spinach can be used in place of silver beet.