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I have been making this salad for a while now and it has become quite the staple in my diet. Why have I taken so long to share it here? I was dragging my feet because lentils aren’t the most photogenic of pantry staples. Since we eat with our eyes first, I put off sharing it. I...Read More


Servings

4 servings

Total time

40 minutes

Cuisines

Courses


Ingredients

  • for the salad:
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil OR olive oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 0.5 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 0.25 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups sprouted lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 0.5 cup sliced scallion greens
  • 0.25 cup minced parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • for the dressing:
  • 0.25 cup Tahini
  • 0.25 cup dijon mustard
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • pinch salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Toss cauliflower with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet tray and roast for 30 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown.
  2. While the cauliflower is cooking, add the remaining oil to a large pot. Add the carrots, cumin seeds, and paprika and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once the seeds become fragrant, 2-3 minutes, add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Add the lentils, bay leaves, and water. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, until the water is absorbed and the carrots and lentils are tender. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine the lentils with the roasted cauliflower, parsley, and scallions.
  4. Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the vegetables. Serve warm or cold.