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Recipe: Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets

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DifficultyBeginner

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

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins
 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
1

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

2

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

Notes
3

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

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

1

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

2

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

Notes
3

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

Recipe: Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Beets

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