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Lentil, carrot and beetroot salad

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

This fuss-free lentil salad ticks all the boxes - it’s heart-healthy, filling and bursting with zesty flavour.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + standing time
Fresh lentil, carrot and beetroot salad with chives on the side.


  • 1 (about 200g) small beetroot, peeled, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 bunch Dutch carrots, trimmed, or 400g baby carrots, peeled, halved lengthways
  • 1 cup (200g) brown lentils
  • 150g green beans, trimmed
  • 60g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbs chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (30g) pecans, coarsely chopped

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1003kJ / 240 Cals (12%), Protein: 14g (28%), Fat: 4g (6%), Sat Fat: 1g (4%), Sodium: 61mg (3%), Carbs: 31 (10%), Sugar: 9g (10%), Dietary Fibre: 11g (37%)

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180˚C. Line a small roasting pan with baking paper. Place the beetroot and carrots in the pan and lightly spray with olive oil spray. Roast for 30 mins or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the lentils and 2 cups (500ml) water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 mins or until lentils are tender.
  3. Step 3

    Place the beans in a heatproof bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside for 2 mins to stand. Refresh under cold water and drain well.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the lentils, spinach, chives, parsley and basil in a large bowl. Arrange on a serving platter and top with the beetroot, carrots and beans. Combine the vinegar and oil in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad. Sprinkle with pecan and season with pepper to serve.