Kale, Lentil & Roasted Beet Salad

Kale, Lentil & Roasted Beet Salad

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 20 min 30 min 1
Scheduled for:
Lunch on Wednesday

Ingredients for 1

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1 medium leek(s) Leek (trimmed, sliced lengthwise and chopped)
1/3 beet(s) Beets, raw (quartered, rough skin removed)
2/3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/10 tsp Salt and pepper
1/8 cup Green lentils, raw (rinsed)
1/3 cup Vegetable stock/broth, low sodium (or water)
1 1/3 cup Kale (or baby spinach)
1/10 cup Tahini (for dressing)
1/8 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (for dressing)
2/3 tbsp Maple syrup (for dressing)
1 1/3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
1/3 pinch Salt and pepper (for dressing)

Instructions


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Once thoroughly rinsed, add lentils and stock or water to a small saucepan and bring to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat. Then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes uncovered, or until all liquid is absorbed. Set aside.

Add chopped leeks and beets to the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. For crispier beets, remove leeks from pan and continue roasting beets for an additional 10-15 minutes (I prefer mine crispier). Set aside.

While veggies and lentils are cooking, prepare dressing by adding all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

If using kale, add to large mixing bowl with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice and massage with hands to soften. For all other greens, skip this step.

Add greens, beets, leeks and lentils to a large mixing bowl, add dressing and toss to coat. For additional protein / crunch, add your favourite nut or seed (such as lightly salted sunflower seeds or roasted pecans).

Leftovers keep for up to a few days, though best when fresh.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 665
Calories from fat 364
Calories from saturated fat 58
Total Fat 40 g
Saturated Fat 6.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 28.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 253 mg
Potassium 1037 mg
Total Carbohydrate 57 g
Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
Sugars 13.6 g
Protein 17.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 1.5
Vegetables 4.1

Energy sources


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