Beet Blackberry and Lentil Salad
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This is a favorite late summer and into fall salad. You can still find local blackberries and beets are just beginning to be harvested. Add cheese or skip the cheese but buy your cheese locally!
: vegan, vegetarian, main, salad, healthy
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups prepared french lentils
  • 12 ounces beets, peeled, chopped and roasted for 20-30 min with olive oil at 400˚ until tender
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cups raw spinach, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup roasted or raw pumpkin seeds or walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup blackberries, halved
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta, chèvre or blue cheese (skip if preparing this as a vegan recipe)
  • Blackberry Dressing, prepared with fresh garlic or Citrus Balsamic
  1. Gently combine lentils, beets, red onion and thyme. Stir in dressing, to personal taste.
  2. Top with seeds, berries and cheese (skip cheese, if vegan).
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at