Autumn Salad


Make this hearty salad for yourself or a large group, varying the amounts as desired. The lentils and chia seeds add protein, fiber and healthy omega-3s.

Ingredients:
Main:

  • Golden beets
  • Lentils
  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapes

Lemon Tahini Dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • Honey, to taste
  • Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Roast beets at 400°F for about 45 minutes, or until easy to pierce with a knife. Let cool and remove the skins.
  2. Cook the lentils according to package directions (or use leftover lentils, if available). Drain and chill.
  3. Chop the greens, spinach and tomatoes. Cut grapes in half.
  4. On a serving plate or platter, layer the greens, spinach, tomatoes, beets, lentils and grapes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and honey.
  6. Mix in the garlic and parsley. Pour dressing over salad.
  7. Top with chia seeds.

This recipe is courtesy of Gourmandize.com.

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