This nourishing lentil salad is combines the flavors and textures of hazelnuts, beets, tart pomegranate, and fresh mint in a meal that won't leave you wanting. The ginger and apple cider vinegar dressing compliments the earthy and savory flavors. Make a big batch of this one night to save yourself some time on lunch prep!

Warm Lentils With Beets and Hazelnuts [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup organic Puy lentils
  • 2 cups grated beets, cooked or raw
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cups mint, finely chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 knob ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
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Preparation

  1. Add your lentils to a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes until tender. Take off the heat and pour them into a bowl.
  2. Add in the beetroot, hazelnuts, pomegranate, and mint.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine, then pour over the lentils. Stir everything well to combine.
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