This salad so perfectly sums up the slightly crazy weather we're having in Auckland. Some of my favourite tastes of summer sitting atop broody lentils. The temps have been high and there is a ton of gorgeous summer produce about but there's been also wind, rain and days of dark skies. I actually don't mind the weird summer we are having. Being pregnant during endless heat can be a bit much. The cooler days are great for getting out and enjoying a big walk in the middle of the day.
Lovely beluga lentils have a firmness and a glossy dark colour that makes them a beautiful addition to salads. I buy mine from Sabato here in Auckland. You'll find them at other fine food stores too. An alternative would be French green (or Puy) lentils. They also have the necessary firmness. Use the best quality buffalo mozzarella you can. It makes a huge difference to the salad. You'll find this recipe on the Dish Magazine website HERE.
My book (peek below) will hopefully be online for sale at the end of this week. I'm ridiculously excited to get it into your hands.