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Artichoke and lentil salad with meatballs

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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • No added sugar

For a speedy dinner on a budget, whip up this artichoke and lentil salad. Topped with hearty meatballs, it’s a great feed for the whole family.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + Cooling time
A dish of artichoke and lentil salad with meatballs


  • 1 pita bread or tortilla
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 500g pkt frozen Coles Beef Meatballs
  • 2 tsp balsamic glaze
  • 2 cups (300g) frozen broad beans
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 400g can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 80g fetta, crumbled

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the pita bread or tortilla on a baking tray. Spray with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until golden brown and crisp. Set aside to cool. Break into pieces.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the meatballs, turning, for 8-10 mins or until cooked through. Add balsamic glaze. Cook, tossing, for 1 min or until caramelised.
  3. Step 3

    While the meatballs are cooking, cook the broad beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 mins or until heated through. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Peel and place in a bowl. Add the lentils, artichoke, mint, oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the salad among serving plates. Top with meatballs and sprinkle with fetta and bread pieces.