Roast Pumpkin and Lentil Salad with Yoghurt

 

 

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This fresh, seasonal salad is both warming and nutritious. Balance the sweetness of pumpkin (caramelised with roasting) with the earthy texture of legumes and creamy richness of natural yoghurt for a quick, easy, meal everyone will enjoy.

Mouth watering? We thought so….

 

 Prep time: 10  Cooking time: 40  Serves: 4

 
I N G R E D I E N T S   M E T H O D  

1 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled

deseeded, cut into 3cm pieces

1 red onion sliced

2 1/2 tbs olive oil

1/2 cup French puy lentils

or brown lentils, rinced

2 garlic cloves

1 tbs lemon juice

1 tsp finely grated lemon rind

60g rocket and spinach leaves

1 cup light Greek style yoghurt

1tsp ground cumin

1 garlic clove, crushed

2tbs lime juice

1/4 cup chopped coriander

1/4 cup chopped mint

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200°c. Place pumpkin and onion on an oven tray and drizzle

with 11/2 tbs oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 35-40 minutes or

until golden.

 
 

Step 2: Meanwhile, place lentils in a saucepan with garlic and 4 cups cold water. Bring

to the boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until lentils are

just tender. Drain and discard garlic. Cool for 15 minutes.

 
 

Step 3: Meanwhile, to make yoghurt dressing. Whisk yoghurt, cumin, garlic and lime

juice together to combine. Add herbs and season to taste with sea salt flakes and cracked

black pepper. Add 1-2 tbs water to thin, if necessary.

 
 

Step 4: Toss lentils with remaining olive oil, lemon juice and lemon rind. Add rocket and

spinach leaves and toss through the pumpkin and onion. Season to taste. Place on a serving

platter and drizzle with dressing, to serve.

 
 

 

 

Recipe thanks to Woolworths

 

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