good quality stock – Beef stock is preferable, but chicken or vegetable is fine too. If you have never made your own stock and don’t know how to, get in touch with me and I’ll send you my recipe. It really is worth the time for many dishes.
If you wanted to, you could serve the lentil andbeetroot element of this warm instead of cold, by giving it a quick blast in the microwave, or warming through gently in a pan with a splash of extra water
The aubergine worked really well and the goatscheese added a real richness andcreaminess. Assemble the salad by adding the cooked pasta, roasted veg, goatscheese, herbs and sun dried tomatoes to a bowl