It was easy to make, too. It would have been even easier had I used my food processor for the salad. In fact, the salad was the most time consuming part of this meal; everything was finely diced. It was only when I was three-quarters of the way through that the idea of a machine came to mind. The lentils were cooked with some eggplant, onion and carrot and then pureed. I added the chickpeas at the end. The Turkish salad has cucumber, onion, bell pepper and tomato with a red pepper dressing. The combination of the two was outstanding. A little heat by way of red chili flakes added some oomph.
Total to feed a family of 5: