French Green Lentils with Roasted Beets and Lemon Recipe

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Submitted by frakall

Makes 4 servings



You'll want to eat at least two servings because it's that good. It may not be ultra low-calorie, but it's super healthy and super yummy. The recipe builder doesn't recognize whole bay leaf - so use that instead of a measured dry / crumbled amount.

Recipe Ingredients for French Green Lentils with Roasted Beets and Lemon

5 beets
5 T olive oil
1 T flaxseed oil
1 t Salt
1 t pepper
1 cup Lentils (Petite French Green)
1 carrot
1/2 onion
2 g (g g) fresh bay leaf
3 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 cup parsley
2 tablespoons mint
2 T lemon juice
20 g shallot

Recipe Directions for French Green Lentils with Roasted Beets and Lemon

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Peel 4 of the beets and cut them into small cubes. Set the last beet aside for garnish. Toss the cubed beets with the oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake on a sheet pan until tender, about 35 minutes, stirring once or twice. Meanwhile, put the lentils in a pan with water to cover, add the carrot, onion, aromatics, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until tender but still a little firm, about 25 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Cut the preserved lemon into quarters and scrape off the soft pulp. Chop the pulp finely and stir 2 teaspoons into the dressing. Finely chop the remaining skin.

  3. Toss the lentils with the roasted beets and the vinaigrette, the preserved lemon or lemon zest, parsley, and mint. Peel the remaining beet and finely grate it. Put the lentils on a platter and garnish with the grated beet and sprigs of mint.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
421
Calories from Fat
187
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.8g
32%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
709mg
30%
Potassium
531mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
47.3g
16%
Dietary Fiber
10.9g
44%
Sugars
13.5g
Protein
14.9g
Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 9% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
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