Beluga Lentils With Oven Roasted Beets

Want an easy and nutritious dish? This will make your tastebuds go wild.
Beluga lentils with oven roasted beets in a dish

Fresh & tasty salad packed with nutrition? Yes, please. This yummy recipe is made by the Norwegian food blogger Line Bruu from and aligns with EAT-Lancet’s Planetary Health Diet.

Beluga Lentils for 4-6 people

Preheat oven on 180°C

  • 4 large or 8 small beets, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, skin on
  • A few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 ss Balsamico or red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2-1 dl water

Mix everything in a baking tray, cover with foil and roast in the oven for about an hour.

  • 3 handsful of baby spinach, washed and dried

Remove the tray from the oven when the beets are cooked through, remove the garlic cloves and set aside, and mix the spinach with the beets. Put the tray back in the oven and leave for a few minutes- until the spinach has wilted. Take the tray out of the oven and set aside.

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Set the oven to 220°C.

  • 400g Beluga lentils (you can also use puy lentils or other small lentils)
  • Balsamicovinager
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tomatoes, or 8-10 cherry tomatoes

Boil the lentils as directed on the pack, together with the tomatoes. When the lentils are done (make sure they are a bit ‘al dente’), pour out the water and pick the tomatoes out an put them on the side. Add salt, pepper, olive oil vinegar to the lentils to taste, and mix with the beets.

  • One pack of Greek feta cheese
  • The rind of one organic lemon (keep the juice for the dressing)
  • 1-2 ts coriander seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar
  • Dried chili flakes
  • pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Put the feta cheese in a small roasting tin. Cover all sides of the block of cheese with olive oil, lemon rind, coriander, chili flakes and pepper. Put the tray in the oven.

While the feta cheese is roasting; prepare the dressing:

  • Loads of fresh herbs- I like to use mint, basil and oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice to taste

Blend together the herbs, oil, lemon juice, the boiled tomatoes and the oven-baked garlic. Press the garlic out of the skin.

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Mix the dressing with the beets and lentils. As soon as the feta cheese is brown and crisp on the edges, you put it on top of the lentils. Serve immediately.

Optional: mix in some crispy rocket salad and some pistachio nuts for contrast and added nutrients.

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