Warm Lentil & Halloumi Salad With Spinach

Anna Mapson - Goodness Me Nutrition
Prep Time:10min.
Puy lentils are sometimes called the ‘caviar for the poor’! They are delicious, soft and hold their shape. High in fibre, low in calories lentils are a perfect lunch item. You can whip up this warm lentil salad in 5-10 minutes.


100g fresh washed spinach
125g pre-cooked Puy lentils (I use Merchant Gormet)
5 large button mushrooms
1 clove garlic
50g Halloumi cheese
dash soy sauce


Chop and fry the garlic, Halloumi and mushrooms in a little oil
Add spinach, cooked lentils and soy sauce and stir well for around 2 minutes
Dish up and enjoy for lunch

Why I like this meal

This is a fantastic meal that will keep you full until dinner. Lentils are a great source of vegan protein, and also fibre which feeds you gut microbes.

I tend to make this lunch once a week. I do enjoy eating bread as well sometimes, but I try not to eat toast every day for lunch.

Aim for 30

Variety in our diet helps to improve our immune system and better support our beneficial gut bacteria. Did you know 30 different plant foods a week is a good goal for gut health? 

So if we’re eating the same things every day for lunch, then we’re missing an opportunity to build a diverse range of vegetables, fibre and protein.

I’d love to know if you’ve given this a go, let me know how you got on – info@goodnessme-nutrition.com