Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad Is A Perfect Meal

This personal salad has evolved over the years. What I love is it is very flexible and serves as a canvas for just about any favorite food you decide to throw on. It is delicious with sprinkled cheese (mmmm try feta), fresh fruits like blueberries or strawberries, other veggies (spinach) or fresh herbs (rosemary, cilantro) and grains (couscous is delish).

Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad

Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad
Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad

Lentils
1 c dried lentils
5 c water
1 t sea salt
1 t cumin
3 T olive oil
½ white onion, diced
1/4 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Roasted Vegetables
½ cauliflower, diced
2 small beets, diced
5 carrots, diced
1 small yam, diced
1 parsnip, diced
¼ c olive oil
3 T lemon juice
Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper

Garnish
Salad green mix
Sprouts
Avocado

To Prepare:
Rinse lentils well. Add to boiling water, with salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Should be softened but still crunchy. Drain, rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Add olive oil, onion and parsley. Toss to mix.

Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reduction Chili Lime

While lentils are cooking, toss vegetables with olive oil and lemon juice. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Bake in 350 degree oven until tender (about 30 minutes) flipping after 15 minutes

To assemble:
First layer lentils.
Second layer salad mix.
Third layer roasted vegetables.
Top with alfalfa sprouts and slices of avocados.
Drizzle Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reduction Chili Lime to taste. (This is my favorite dressing. If the Chili Lime is too hot, try the Rosemary.)

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Sherry Kallergis
Sherry loves creating and pulling together things, values her eclectic group of friends living fascinating lives around the globe, is an eloquent listener, can’t write worth a damn, but loves a great story and is a sponge soaking up new tips that will help make her (and your) life extraordinaire!