Spicy Tomato Tahini Spiralized Salad

BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.

Grown on the vine in the field, BellaFina peppers are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They are low calorie, fat free, sodium free and high in Vitamin C.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

For the salad:

1 400g/14 oz tin brown lentils

2 courgettes

1/2 cucumber

1 carrot

3-4 red Bellafina peppers

large handful pumpkin seeds

For the dressing:

3 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp tahini

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp tomato puree

2 tbsp sun dried tomato paste

3 dried unsulphered apricots

1 clove garlic

1 2cm piece root ginger, grated

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

Firstly, make the dressing. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, tomato puree, tomato paste, apricots, garlic, ginger, paprika, chilli, cumin, cinnamon and salt into a blender. Blend until smooth, then set it aside.

Next, spiralize the courgette, carrot and cucumber, and add them into a large salad bowl. Then chop the red Bellafina peppers, drain the lentils and take a handful of pumpkin seeds, and also add them into to the salad bowl. Carefully mix everything together with your hands.

Next, divide the salad into four, and top each with a scoop of the dressing. Or, you can spoon the dressing into the salad bowl and mix everything together that way. Then, serve.

From harrietemily.com