Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Roasted Fall Vegetables and Lentil Salad

On Friday, I shared a Pea and Potato Curry recipe from Martha Stewart Living's latest cookbook, "Meatless."

Today, I am sharing my favourite recipe from the book (so far). As I told you in my original post about "Meatless," my husband made this recipe for Roasted Fall Vegetables and Lentil Salad for dinner one night. The ingredients are simple and healthy - like acorn squash and brussels sprouts. The results are surprisingly delicious. If you love veggies and lentils like I do, I highly recommend giving this one a try. Here's our version of the dish, below. My husband cut the carrots thinner than the book recommends to ensure they would be tender enough.

This recipe is gluten-free and vegan, so it works well for most diets. It's fancy enough for company too. Visit my original post for more great recipes (for vegetarian chili and avocado salad) and your chance to win a copy of the book.

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Roasted Fall Vegetables and Lentil Salad

by Martha Stewart Living
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1/2 pound carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 small acorn squash, halved, seeds removed, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried French green lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 1 shallot, halved
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced, leaves reserved

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine carrots, onion, squash, and Brussels sprouts on 2 rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in an even layer, turning once, until caramelized and tender, about 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place lentils and shallot in a medium saucepan and cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; discard shallot. Season with salt and pepper.

3. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar and mustard. Pour in remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly. Add warm lentils and sliced celery and toss with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon lentil salad onto 4 plates and top with roasted vegetables. Garnish with celery leaves and serve.

V G S Per serving: 333 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 38 g carbohydrates, 9 g protein, 7 g fiber
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  1. Looks so delicious. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes.

  2. Oh goodness, this looks so delicious! I have some of these ingredients... may have to improvise!

  3. I have to try green lentils (is the texture better than brown?). My favorite aunt has recommended them, and now I see them in such alluring company here, I think I'll try them Sam I am. This dish is so beautiful...and roasted veggies are so yummy. I'm enjoying watching your menu unfold...Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

    1. Thanks Lynaea! To be honest, I'm thinking maybe these lentils are brown. Kind of hard to tell! They are browny-green. ;)

  4. Not only is this veggie dish beautiful but it sounds delicious!

  5. I klove this, it looks so delicious, healthy, and colorful. Yum!

  6. the colors in this dish make it so beautiful! thanks for stopping by my blog, now following you in return :D have a great day!

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  7. This looks so good Jo! Now I am totally hungry! I love roasted veggies...one of my fav things ever! Angie xo