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Warm pancetta, egg & lentil salad

Warm pancetta, egg & lentil salad

Pancetta is a dry, cured meat, similar to bacon from Italy or Spain. Its salty flavour goes perfectly with the filling boiled eggs and healthy lentils

Serves: 4
Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 10-15 mins

What you need:

  • 1 (110g) bag rocket salad
  • 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (75g) pack pancetta
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 15ml/1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 10ml/2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 (400g) can green lentils, drained
  • 150g/5oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

What you do:

  1. Place the eggs in a small pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for 8mins. Drain, rinse in cold water until cold enough to handle. Tap the egg all over peel away and discard the shell. Cut into quarters.
  2. Heat the oil in non stick frying pan add the pancetta and onion and sauté for 4mins or until golden and crisp. Add the garlic an sauté for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and add the vinegar, mustard and seasoning.
  3. Empty the salad leaves into a large bowl, add the lentils, tomatoes and pancetta mixture along with the pan juices and toss together. Serve straight away.

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