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Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

1 bunch beets
2 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp garlic salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 avocado
6 cups baby spinach leaves
Toppings
Maple Citrus Roasted Pecanshttps://marlameridith.com/recipe/maple-citrus-roasted-pecans/
Salad Dressings: Try one of these!

Directions

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees F with the racks in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or oven proof silicone liner.

Slice the beets and sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick sticks. Place on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Drizzle with the oil and maple syrup. Using clean hands, toss with the cinnamon, garlic salt and pepper.

Bake for about 40-45 minutes until slightly browned, caramelized and very tender.

Plate spinach leaves with roasted beets and sweet potatoes. Top with avocado and maple pecans. Serve with lemon juice and olive oil or my Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette or Lemon Honey Salad Dressing.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets

This healthy lentil salad is great for healthy lunches, picnics and potlucks.

Ingredients

1 pound dry lentils, rinsed and drained
2 1/2 cups water (or more if needed)
3 roasted beets, small chop
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup currants
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
salt to taste
Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon agave
1 teaspoon dried french thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Directions

Prepare lentils to package directions. You want them to be al dente for salads. Cooking for 10-15 minutes is perfect.

Roast the beets with this recipe https://marlameridith.com/recipe/perfectly-roasted-beets/

Notes

I soak my chopped red onions in some lemon juice and water before adding to my salads. It helps make the flavor more mild.

~ Marla Meridith

Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith