French lentil salad with egg and Feta and big noisy puddles


by Hugo, 
Canine Correspondent


Yesterday we went to visit a huge, noisy puddle. I don’t totally understand how the puddle came about as it hasn’t rained very much recently. Still, I’m only a dog – I can’t be expected to understand everything. They sometimes visit the puddle without me after the first time when I refused to get out of the car. Obviously I wasn’t frightened or anything (I’m a big black scary dog after all), but I didn’t see what there was to get excited about and I’m not a fan of loud noises.

Here is a photo of me in front of the puddle (if I look a bit sad it’s because I had just been told off for spraying sand into their lunch). I wanted to swim but, unlike the puddles near the house, this one moves too much and I find that annoying – it should decide where it wants to be and stick to it. I had great fun chasing away all the noisy white hens though (I assume they were hens – they made an awful racket)…


Everyone seemed to find this lentil salad delicious, although it’s not my bag at all. If dogs were meant to eat lentils they’d be born with big floppy ears and a fluffy tail.

Ingredients (serves 4)

250g Puy lentils, cooked according to instructions

2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 red onion, finely diced

1 carrot, finely diced

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 stalk celery, finely diced

2 tablespoons of diced cucumber

100g feta cheese, crumbled

4 free-range organic eggs, softly boiled

4 anchovies

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon paprika

Place the cooked, drained lentils into a salad bowl with the onion, carrot, tomatoes, celery and cucumber. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper and toss well. Crumble the Feta cheese over the top, followed by the halved eggs and anchovies. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

9 responses to “French lentil salad with egg and Feta and big noisy puddles

  1. I love your lentil salad and adding a lovely poached or gently boiled egg to anything is going to make it that much more delicious! As for Hugo, yes that was a very big puddle and he looks a bit forlorn laying on the sand. I think learning to love the beach is an acquired joy for our furry friends. Tried it with the pugs and they acted as though I had taken them to the torture room, didn’t like the sand, the sun or the water. Recipe for disaster. Hugo, the pugs totally understand and sympathize with your feelings.

    • Well thank you Mrs Pug because my family don’t seem to understand me at all – they love the beach 😦 I wouldn’t tell them this because I’m meant to be a big tough guard dog, but actually I find the big puddle a bit intimidating. And the sand is scratchy. The noisy hens were lots of fun though! 🙂 Please give my love to The Pugs…

  2. I love a good lentil salad and you went and added anchovies so I LOVE yours now! Sounds really good with the feta in there too. x

  3. moderngirlnutrition

    Awww such a cute picture!! 🙂 Love the salad, too- lentils are awesome! Love your blog!!

  4. what a good salad (anchovies and lentils? who would’ve thunk it?) and such a good dog!

  5. This looks and sounds really delicious!! I love lentils and all the flavors going on here. We eat lentils a lot and I need to add lentils to my rotation! Beautiful dish too.

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