- 100 g dry lentils
- 80 g fennel
- 4 pcs small Renette apples
- extra virgin olive oil
For the recipe of lentil and fennel salad in apples, soak the lentils in water for 1 hour. Drain and rinse them. Prepare the apples: cut the caps with the stalk, then remove a small slice on the bottom, in order to lay them steadily. Empty them in the center so that they can act as containers.
Place them on a plate lined with baking paper, close them with their caps, grease them with a little oil and bake at 190 ° C for 10-15 minutes. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil with 1 bay leaf, a piece of celery and one of onion, 1 orange peel, 1 tablespoon of oil, a pinch of salt and a few grains of pepper. Boil for 5 minutes, then add the lentils and cook for 15 minutes.
Collect the remaining orange rind in a saucepan of water, bring to a boil, drain and repeat the operation two more times. Finally drain it and cut it into small pieces. Drain the lentils and mix them
with the diced fennel, the orange peel and the juice of the squeezed fruit, a little oil, salt, pepper. Fill the apples with lentil salad and fennel and complete with dill leaves.