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lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini

lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini Recipe

  • Scant 1 cup dried green lentils (Puy or Casteluccio, if you can find them) lentils, picked and rinsed over
  • 2 large garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
  • 2 fresh sage sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and ground**
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground**
  • 1/2 large garlic clove
  • Salt (Maldon or another flaky sea salt if youve got it)
  • 2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 and 3/4 cups drained chickpeas (from a 15-ounce can), low sodium if you can find them
  • 1/2 small preserved lemon, pith and flesh discarded, rind finely diced (optional)
  • 1 very small red onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • A handful of small, delicate cilantro or flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • A scant 1/4 cup feta (goats milk if you can find it, otherwise use what you can get)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons raw sesame seeds, toasted in a dry pan until a shade or two darker
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