Root Vegetable & Lentil Salad with Tatziki Dressing
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Prep 5 min.
Cook 45 min.
Kick off a healthy-eating New Year’s resolution with this warm and hearty salad. It features tangy tatziki dressing, roasted root vegetables, protein and iron-rich lentils, and plenty of herbs for a unique mix of refreshing flavors.

Ingredients

Serving Size: 4-6

1 cup French green lentils

1 1/2 pounds multicolored carrots, cut into angled 2-inch pieces

1 1/2 pounds parsnips, halved lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch pieces

2 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin

2 1/4 teaspoons ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup chopped fresh mint

3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 cup finely diced cucumber, seeds removed

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill

I teaspoon finely chopped chives

I clove garlic, minced

sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

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Directions

 

1.     In a large saucepan, cover the lentils with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat, add a pinch of salt and let stand for 5 minutes; then drain. Spread lentils on a rimmed baking sheet and let cool slightly.

2.     While lentils are cooking, preheat oven to 400°. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots and parsnips with the cumin, coriander, chile powder, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Roast vegetables until tender and browned in spots (20–25 minutes).

3.     In a large bowl, toss lentils with warm roasted vegetables, lemon juice, and the remaining olive oil. Fold in the chopped mint and cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter.

4.     In your Whiskware™ Dressing Shaker, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Serve alongside the warm salad.

 

WHIP THIS UP WHEN…

You’re looking for a nutritious and satisfying vegetarian main meal that even meat eaters will love.

 

DON’T FORGET…

It’s easy to make tasty, tangy, tantalizing dressings and marinades from scratch with the Whiskware™ Dressing Shaker.