A new recipe from The Hairy Dieters Fast Food book with a delicious dressing which is because fab there’s no oil – so it’s nice and low cal!

The Hairy Dieters Fast Food book new recipe

Serves: 4

Calories per serving: 319


  • 1 small red onion, sliced into crescents
  • 6 merguez sausages, sliced fairly thinly on the diagonal
  • 200g baby spinach, well washed
  • 250g cooked green or puy lentils (from a can or pack)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • flaked sea salt


  • 200g cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • flaked sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a griddle pan for at least 5 minutes until it’s extremely hot.
  2. Put the onion in a small bowl, sprinkle it with salt and pour over some cold water. Leave it to stand for 5 minutes, then drain.
  3. Grill the sausages on the hot griddle for a couple of minutes on each side, until cooked through and well charred. Remove them from the heat and set aside.
  4. Divide the spinach between 4 plates. Arrange the lentils, red pepper and drained red onion over the spinach, then top with the cooked sliced sausages.
  5. For the dressing, put the tomatoes in a frying pan and warm them through until they start giving out juice. Whisk the mustard, red wine vinegar and sugar into the juices and cook for a further minute or so. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle the tomato dressing over the salad and sausages, then sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.


THE HAIRY DIETERS FAST FOOD by Si King and Dave Myers is published by Orion in May 2016; Trade paperback: £14.99, eBook: £7.99