Place lentils, half the salt and half the origanum with 3 cups (750 ml) water in a pot. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until just cooked.
Drain lentils, rinse with cold water and drain well.
Meanwhile, make the salad dressing. Mix remaining salt and origanum with the oil, vinegar and sugar and season with pepper.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the cold lentils and mix well. Add the dressing just before serving.Tips:
This salad will also be perfect for a side dish at a braai.
Avocado will be great in this salad. When in season, cut in cubes and add at the end.
Recipe reprinted with permission of Mzanzi Style Cuisine
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