Puy Lentil and Beetroot Salad

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Puy Lentil and Beetroot Salad

Puy Lentil and Beetroot Salad

Delicious, healthy and simple salad

Course lunch
Cuisine british
Keyword salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Elephant Box


  • puy lentils
  • beetroots
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic
  • cloves
  • red pepper
  • olive oil
  • chopped parsley dill or coriander
  • toasted nuts or seeds of your choice


  1. Cook up some puy lentils with a clove or 2 and a couple of garlic cloves. When they’re cooked, remove the garlic and clove. Try not to overcook them. If you refresh them in cold water as soon as you take them off the hob they won’t carry on cooking in their own heat.

  2. Boil a couple of beets with their skins on. When they are cooked the skins should slide off in your hand. Then cut into 1cm cubes. Or you could roast the beets in 1cm cubes if you want.

  3. Roast a red pepper. To do this, cut it in half and deseed it, put it on a roasting tray with some drizzled oil, salt and pepper and put it in the oven at 180* for about 20 mins. Then slice it up.

  4. Mix the beets, pepper and lentils together with some chopped parsley, dill or coriander, some toasted walnuts, hazelnuts or sunflower seeds.

  5. Add feta or blue cheese if you fancy.

  6. You can just mix this with olive oil (and salt & pepper) or add a dressing of your choice.