Puy Lentil, Gorgonzola & Chicory Salad

  • Type : Side Dish


  • 100g  puy lentils 
  • 75g  walnuts 
  • 125ml  sherry or red wine vinegar 
  • 125ml extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1  small radicchio (150g)  leaves separated
  • 2  large heads of chicory (250g) leaves separated
  • 180g  baby plum tomatoes halved
  • large  handful fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 
  • 120g  gorgonzola 

Top tip!

Canned brown lentils can be used in place of puy lentils to save time. Radicchio and chicory have a bitter flavour, so you can use baby cos lettuce if you prefer. Use cherry tomatoes if baby plum tomatoes are unavailable.


  1. Cook lentils in a medium saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, 25 minutes or until lentils are tender drain. Rinse under cold water drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, add nuts to a small frying pan stir over medium heat until nuts are toasted lightly. Transfer to a chopping board, cool slightly chop coarsely.
  3. Whisk vinegar and oil in a large serving bowl season to taste. Add radicchio, chicory, tomatoes, parsley and lentils toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with nuts and crumbled gorgonzola.