Waitrose and Partners
Creamy beetroot, lentil & yogurt salad

Creamy beetroot, lentil & yogurt salad

We've called this a ‘salad’, but it’s more than that: a harissa dairy-free yogurt alternative with lots of herbs, sweet beets and zesty lentils, plus toasted pitta for scooping – it’s creamy, juicy and satisfying all in one go.

Recipe by: Ella Mills

0 out of 5 stars(0) Rate this recipe
VeganVegetarian
  • Serves4
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 clove/s garlic, finely sliced
  • 4 pre-cooked beetroot (about 250g), cut into chunks
  • 2 x 400g cans green lentils, drained and rinsed (or 2 x 250g packs cooked Puy lentils)
  • 25g pack coriander, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 20g pack dill, finely chopped, plus extra fronds to serve
  • 2 unwaxed lemons, zest and juice
  • 200g non-dairy coconut yogurt alternative
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • Pitta bread, toasted, to serve

Method

  1. Put the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once warm, add the cumin seeds, garlic and cooked beetroot and fry for 3-4 minutes until the beets are tender and crisp around the outside and the oil smells fragrant, then pour the contents into a bowl.

  2. Put the frying pan back over a medium heat and add the lentils, herbs, lemon zest (keeping a little back for serving) and juice. Season, then cook until piping hot.

  3. To serve, spoon the coconut yogurt alternative over a serving platter and swirl through the harissa. Top with the lentil mixture, then the cooked beetroot, and finally drizzle over the garlicky cumin oil before finishing with the reserved herbs and lemon zest. Serve with toasted pitta on the side to mop up the harissa yogurt.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,131kJ/ 509kcals

Fat

20g

Saturated Fat

11g

Carbohydrates

58g

Sugars

8.4g

Fibre

11g

Protein

17g

Salt

1.1g

Rating details

Rate this recipe

Select your rating

Overall rating

No ratings for this recipe yet