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Lush lentil salad

Recipe from: 27 November 2013
recipes vegetarian salads healthy

Ingredients 15
Servings 6
Time 00:35


  • 300
    baby beetroot
  • 500
    butternut cubes
  • 250
    brown lentils
  • Harissa dressing:
  • 60
    extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 30
    tomato pesto
  • 2
    fat cloves garlic - crushed
  • 10
    ground cumin
  • 5
    cayenne pepper
  • 45
    small mint leaves
  • 1
    small red onion - cut into thin leaves
  • 100
    baby spinach
  • 100
    chevin - torn into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place baby beetroot in a pot a boiling water, cover and boil until tender (+- 40 minutes). Allow to cool then gently peel and cut them in half or leave whole.

Place butternut cubes onto a baking tray, drizzle with some olive oil, season and roast for +- 35 minutes until tender and slightly charred.

Rinse the lentils and boil in a small pot for 15 minutes until tender but still firm – do not overcook! Drain well.

Combine the salad ingredients together and set aside. The further you make this dressing in advance the better the flavour.

Gently toss the beetroot, butternut, lentils, mint and onion wit ½ of the dressing.

Serve the lentil mixture on a bed of baby spinach topped with chunks of goat’s cheese. Drizzle with remaining dressing.

Season to taste.

Recipe by Carey Boucher Erasmus (@bitsofcarey) and published in Crush online magazine.


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