Lentil and Beet Salad

Lentil and Beet Salad

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 Red Beet Root
1 Golden Beet Root
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt Flakes (I use Maldon)
3 cups Herb Mix Salad Greens
0.5 cup Sprouted Lentils
0.5 cup, thinly slices Red Onion
0.25 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette
0.25 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Honey
0.5 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
0.25 teaspoon Sea Salt

Lentil and Beet Salad

  • 90 Minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

Directions

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Hearty and nutritious sprouted lentil and beet salad!

Just a few ingredients that are high-quality and are health promoting is just what we need.

I love salads for a lighter lunch of appetizer.

Since lentils are quite filling rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein they make for a great addition to any salad.

Beets are not only visually stunning but also deeply flavorful.

Mixing both red and golden beets gives this salad vibrant colors.

Beets can help improve digestive and brain health.

They are also a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C!

I like a good homemade lemon mustard vinaigrette for this salad.

Steps

1
Done

Roast The Beets

Preheat your oven to 420°F.

Wash and scrub the beets and cut off any stems.

Keep any beet greens and use them for a juice, soup, or sautéed greens!

Place the beets on top of a large piece of aluminum foil then drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon of salt.

Tightly wrap the aluminum foil then place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender.

After the beets come out of the oven, allow the to cool for at least 10 minutes before handling.

2
Done

Cook The Lentils

While the beets cool, cook the lentils.

Rinse the lentils then add them to a small pot along with 1 cup of water.

Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil then lower the heat to medium-low and cook until almost all of the water has been absorbed and the lentil are fully cooked.

Turn off the heat and remove the top so that remaining liquid can evaporate.

3
Done

Make The Lemon & Mustard Vinaigrette

Add the fresh lemon juice, mustard, honey, and salt to a small bowl or measuring cup and whisk well to combine.

Next, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil while whisking.

Transfer into a glass jar and seal with an air-tight lid.

4
Done

Assemble The Salad

First, gently peel the skin of the beets and cut them into rounds

Joni

Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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