Spicy Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 6 servings



http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/10/spicy-squash-salad-with-lentils-and-goat-cheese/#more-6891

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese

3/4 cup black or green lentils
6 cups butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cubed)
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika (hot smoked Spanish variety, if available)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (coarse)
4 cups baby arugula
3 oz goat cheese, soft and crumbled
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, plus additional to taste

Recipe Directions for Spicy Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Toss squash or pumpkin cubes with 2 tablespoons oil, cumin, paprika and salt. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet and roast 20 minutes. Flip pieces and roast for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until tender. Cool.

  2. Meanwhile, soak lentils for 10 minutes in a small bowl, then drain. Cook lentils in boiling salted water until tender but firm, about 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water, then drain and cool.

  3. Combine lentils, pumpkin, any oil you can scrape from the baking sheet (I didn?t get enough for this to be worth it) with arugula, if using, half of goat cheese, mint, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper and extra vinegar, if desired (we felt it needed it). Divide among plates and pass with remaining goat cheese to sprinkle.

Categories

Beans, Fruits, Herbs, Vegetables, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 202.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
254
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
228mg
10%
Potassium
788mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
32.2g
11%
Dietary Fiber
10.5g
42%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin A 308% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 11% Iron 18%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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