Try this easy Curried Lentils and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad for your next weekday meal! It’s so easy to prepare and the colorful salad is packed with health benefits! Want to know the best part? It’s pretty diet friendly! The lentils provide important proteins, fibers, and important nutrients to keep you full and nourished all day! This vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free salad will make even the most difficult eaters happy!
I am not a salad person. I don’t really like lettuce, dressing, or the bland flavors that you think of when someone says “salad”. But, I do really like how quick and easy it is to throw together a salad. This curried lentil and roasted butternut squash isn’t as difficult to prepare as you would think! You can prep the lentils and roast the squash on the weekend and just assemble during a busy week!
Some cooking ideas:
- Don’t add salt to lentils until after they are cooked. Doing so during the cooking process can toughen them up.
- I used olive oil for this recipe to cover the vegan diet. If you’re not vegan, try using ghee instead of olive oil. It will enhance the flavors.
- Play around with the greens! I used spinach because that is what I had available, but this salad would be delicious with kale, collards, or even chard!
Great combination of flavors. Love the colors as well.It’s like a rainbow on a plate.
Thanks!! I think salads are much more fun to eat when they’re colorful 🙂 The lentils and butternut squash add some wonderful flavor as well!
This is one colorful salad. Love it! I pinned it to my Gluten-Free Recipes to Try board. I love the flavors you added to it too.
Thanks Jenny! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
I’m newly a vegetarian, and I keep seeing lentils in so many recipes. I know i’ve needed to check them out, but I haven’t. This recipe looks like a great one to try though!
Thanks Joel! They are a great source of protein and really easy to cook, too! I grew up a vegetarian and my mom made lentils with almost every meal!
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