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Beetroot and lentil salad with fetta

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  • High in protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • Vegetarian
  • No added sugar
  • Healthier living
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free

Topped with rocket, fetta and hazelnut, this beetroot and lentil salad makes for a tasty vegetarian side. It’s as easy as slow cooking the beetroot and lentils until tender, then tossing in a flavoursome vinaigrette.

  • Serves6, as a side
  • Cook time3 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes
Beetroot and lentil salad with fetta


  • 1 bunch beetroot
  • 1 cup (200g) French lentils, rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups (500ml) salt-reduced vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 30g baby rocket leaves
  • 100g fetta, crumbled
  • 2 tbs hazelnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    Coarsely chop the beetroot stems and leaves. Peel the beetroot and cut into thick wedges. Place the beetroot wedges, stalks and leaves in a slow cooker with the lentils and garlic.
  2. Step 2

    Pour over the stock and cook for 2-3 hours on high (or 4-5 hours on low) or until lentils and beetroot are tender.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the oil, vinegar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Add oil mixture to the lentil mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with rocket, fetta and hazelnuts to serve.

    In the oven: To make this dish without a slow cooker, roast the beetroot mixture in a roasting pan, covered, at 140°C for 1 hour or until tender.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 1117kJ/267 Cals (13%)

Protein: 14g (28%)

Fat: 16g (23%)

Sat fat: 4g (17%)

Carb: 17g (5%)

Sugar: 5g (6%)

Fibre: 7g (23%)

Sodium: 456mg (23%)

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