Ethiopian-Style Beet and Lentil Salad


This recipe is from my new book BEAT CANCER KITCHEN: Deliciously Simple Plant-Based Anticancer Recipes, in stores November 16th and available for pre-order now! (Links below the recipe)

I absolutely adore Ethiopian cuisine. This plant-based (vegan) dish combines many of the flavors of a traditional Ethiopian vegetable platter all into one salad. The unique combination of rosemary, jalapeño, and garlic adds serious wow factor. Enjoy!

Ethiopian Style Beet and Lentil Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients
3 medium beets
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced rosemary
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup sprouted or cooked lentils
1 small jalapeño, sliced 2 cups arugula

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. Wrap the beets in parchment paper and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour. Allow the beets to cool enough to handle.

3. Scrub the beets with a paper towel to remove the skin. Discard the skin.

4. Dice the beets, discarding the top roots.

5. Toss the beets, ginger, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, tomatoes, lentils, and jalapeño together in a large mixing bowl.

6. Place the arugula in a serving bowl or on a platter and top with the beet and lentil mixture.

PRO TIP: If you buy beets with the greens still attached, you can use the greens just like any other green leafy veggie. They’re delicious sautéed with some onion and a little olive oil or tossed into a smoothie or salad. Just make sure to clean the beet greens thoroughly to remove the dirt. ;)

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BEAT CANCER KITCHEN is a full-color cookbook with plant-based (vegan friendly) recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus soups, salads, juices and smoothies galore! There’s a section with potent anticancer recipes for healing and a section with recipes for healthy living and prevention.

There are anticancer nutrition factoids sprinkled throughout the book and most importantly, the recipes are all super yummy and super easy to make! :)

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