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Fairtrade Maftoul and Lentil Salad Recipe

Our Fairtrade Maftoul and Lentil Salad Recipe makes the perfect side dish to accompany any meat or vegetarian dishes. Packed with protein and very tasty. Served hot.
Fairtrade Maftoul from Zaytoun

100g spinach – most chopped, reserve some for serving
Generous bunch parsley, chopped
150g Palestinian Maftoul
300ml vegetable or chicken stock
1 can of precooked lentils, drained & rinsed
half a red onion, finely sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
16 cherry tomatoes

Olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Balsamic vinegar
Cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper


  1. Bring the stock to the boil and add the maftoul, cook for around 6 minutes, drain and set aside.In a large bowl combine the onion, tomato halves, garlic, chopped spinach, parsley and lentils.
  2. Add the cooled maftoul and mix well.
  3. To make the dressing combine about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, lemon juice, 1 heaped teaspoon of cumin and a level teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix well and pour over the salad.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, give the salad a good toss then serve on a bed of reserved spinach leaves

You can buy Maftoul from Good Taste, along with a great selection of other delicious Palestinian foods from Zaytoun.

Fairtrade Maftoul and Lentil Salad recipe