Roasted Potatoes and Lentil Salad with Lemony Pesto

A hearty and healthy meatless salad dressed with a delicious lemony pesto! Check out the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

A very wise Yoda-like man once said that pesto makes any food taste even better. Ok, right. It was a woman, and it was me.🙈 But still, hear me out!

The roasted potatoes, mixed with lentils and fresh arugula are already very delicious on their own. Because roasted potatoes + lentils = comfort food and comfort food is pretty much always very delicious. But add this pesto? Wowza! It takes the whole thing to the next level of yumminess! (Is that even a word?! I’m not a native speaker, you’ll pardon me)

A hearty and healthy meatless salad dressed with a delicious lemony pesto! Check out the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

I do have a soft spot for pesto so I’ll always say good things about it anyways but this recipe is a bit different (but different good!) as it has hint of lemon and uses walnuts instead of pine nuts. I could eat it by the spoonful. And maybe I did while I was preparing everything. It’s fresh and so tasty!

You could definitely make this salad as part of your meal prep routine. Cook the lentils, roast the potatoes and when you’re ready to eat during the week, make the pesto, mix everything together and voila! Spring time healthy comfort food for your grateful tummy!

Enjoy 🙂

A hearty and healthy meatless salad dressed with a delicious lemony pesto! Check out the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Hey, I’ve got something for you while you’re here! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

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Roasted Potatoes and Lentil Salad with Lemony Pesto

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1/4th

Roasted Potatoes and Lentil Salad with Lemony Pesto

Cal: 419 - Protein: 9.5g - Fat: 28g - Carbs: 37g - Fiber: 4g - Sugar: 3.3g

Ingredients

  • 1.5lbs / 680g potatoes (yukon gold, red or purple), cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup black or french lentils, rinsed
  • 3 oz / 85g baby arugula
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • Walnut Lemony Pesto:
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice & zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup basil, packed
  • 1/4-1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F / 220 C. Add potatoes to a a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss to coat well. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  2. In the meantime, add lentils to a large saucepan. Cover with water by about 2-3 inches and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender, but not mushy. Strain and set aside.
  3. To make pesto: Add walnuts, garlic, lemon (juice & zest), parmesan, salt and pepper to a food processor. Process until desired consistency (I like mine more on the pureed side). Then add basil and pulse until all basil is pulverized. While the processor is running, stream in about 1/4-1/3 cup olive oil or until desired texture. Set aside.
  4. In a large serving bowl, toss together arugula, lentils, roasted potatoes and a few large spoonfuls of pesto. Toss until well-combined and coated with pesto. Squeeze with the juice of 1/2 lemon and season to taste. Serve immediately.
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Hey, I’ve got something for you while you’re here! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:


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