Blue Cheese & Beetroot Lentil Salad

This speedy and tasty salad is great for a warm summer evening. Yes it is quite a high fat meal, but there is some definite nutritional value to it as well. Adding walnuts not only gives it an extra crunch for texture, but also adds some very important essential fatty acids. These are good fats and this is why including some fat in your diet is a good thing. Blue cheese is an acquired taste and so if you aren’t a fan, then swap it for a cheese you like. Feta is a good lower fat substitute or goats cheese works well too. The lentils bulk it out and add a little extra protein, This is the kind of meal you eat when you just need some cheering up and to enjoy a meal. Yes, I definitely added more cheese than is a healthy size portion, but I just know if I had only used part of the block, I would have returned to the fridge and ate it later in the evening instead. That was the kind of mood I was in when I made this.

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Blue Cheese & Beetroot Lentil Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Sprinkle the walnuts on to a baking tray and break them in to small pieces. Place in the oven to roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the rest of the salad by shredding the lettuce and placing it in a large bowl.
  4. Cut the cooked beetroot in to bite size pieces and add to the bowl.
  5. Cut the cheese in to bite size pieces and add to the bowl.
  6. Warm the lentils through for a couple of minutes in the microwave until hot and then add them to the bowl.
  7. Mix the vinegar and honey together and drizzle over the salad bowl.
  8. Give everything a good mix to make sure it is evenly spread out.
  9. Divide the salad between 2 plates and once the walnuts are done, finish by sprinkling them over the top. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



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