Braised Lentil Salad with Roasted Kabocha

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 35 min 4
Braised Lentil Salad with Roasted Kabocha
Health Rating
This is the perfect way to use leftover braised lentils and roasted squash. Feel free to add whatever seeds or vegetables you have on hand.

Ingredients


1 cup Lentil medley, raw (or 1/2 cup dry)
2 cup Arugula (large handful)
1/2 squash Kabocha squash (roasted & cubed)
1 avocado(s) Avocado (sliced)
1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) (handful)
1 pinch Sea salt, fine (to taste)
1 tsp Dijon mustard (for dressing)
2 tbsp Red wine vinegar (for dressing)
1/4 cup Olive oil (for dressing)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste; for dressing)

Instructions


1. Combine lentils, arugula, squash, and avocado in a large bowl.

 

2. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds and sea salt, and serve with dressing.

 

 

Advanced Preparation

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Lentil medley, raw 1 cup
Instructions:

Add lentils to a small pot with 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce heat. Simmer until they are tender (15-20 minutes). Store in the fridge until ready to use.

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Kabocha squash 1/2 squash
Instructions:

Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Bake flash side down for 35 minutes at 400°F until soft and tender. Store in the fridge until ready to use.

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Dijon mustard 1 tsp
Instructions:

To make the dressing, whisk together Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. In a steady stream, whisk in the olive oil. Store in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 415
Calories from fat 200
Calories from saturated fat 28.4
Total Fat 22.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 85 mg
Potassium 828 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 19.3 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 14.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.9

Energy sources


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Notes:

Lentils
are a great source of plant-based protein and are very high in fiber

Squash
is a power-packed veggie, rich in manganese which helps to boost bone strength

 

 

Recipe from:
Lunch
Main
Salad