Both the beets and their greens are used in this hearty lentil salad, which has a delicious tart and creamy lemon dressing. Slideshows:  More Recipes for Lentils 

Kay Chun
October 2013

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© Fredrika Stjärne

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Wrap the beets in foil and roast for about 1 hour, until tender. When cool enough to handle, slip off the skins and cut the beets into wedges. Tear the beet greens into bite-size pieces; you should have about 2 cups.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool under running water; drain well.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the mustard, lemon juice and scallions. Add the lentils, beets and beet greens and season with salt and pepper; toss and serve.

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