Roasted butternut, broccoli, puy lentils, beetroot and almonds – a cheaty recipe

I can’t really call this a recipe, it’s more a composition… But I’m super short of time this evening and still wanted something wholesome and tempting for work lunch tomorrow. So, after being absolutely certain I had nothing in, I made myself stop and think. And found that I actually had the makings of a delicious, colourful salad. Here it is…

Cheaty butternut, broccoli, beetroot, lentil and almond salad

Cheaty butternut, broccoli, beetroot, lentil and almond salad

makes 2 servings

1 butternut squash

1 large cooked beetroot, chopped (I used one from a vacuum pack, they’re really cheap in the supermarkets)

1 small head of broccoli, cut into florets

250 g cooked puy lentils (I used a Merchant Gourmet ready cooked sachet)

a handful of almonds, mine were smoked

juice of half a small lemon

1 tbsp dried marjoram

a tbsp or two of oil

salt

Preheat the oven to fan 180 c

Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and fibres. Glug the oil into a roasting tin and put the butternut into it face down. Roast until very soft while you get on with other things, mine took an hour. Turn a couple of times during the cooking time. Chuck the broccoli in for the last 10 minutes or so.

Let the butternut cool a little and then break half of it into pieces (save the other half for another dish, soup perhaps!). I removed some of the skin, but to be honest it was so soft and beautifully caramelised that I left quite a bit of it in the salad.

Tip the rest of the ingredients into the roasting tin and mix it all together.

The component parts, I thought they looked rather pretty

The component parts, I thought they looked rather pretty

By E.

One thought on “Roasted butternut, broccoli, puy lentils, beetroot and almonds – a cheaty recipe

  1. Pingback: Butternut bean and guacamole tacos | veganbungalow

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