Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Healthy Butternut Squash & Lentil Salad with Soy Balsamic Dressing
I cannot express how much I love this salad. I know what you're saying - it's a salad ... how good can it really be? Really though, this salad is excellent in every way. I'm telling you now you should try it and here's why:
First, it's easy. You basically steam the squash, cook the lentils, put them on greens, cover with dressing, and you are good to go.
Second, it's super-healthy. You are practically getting a whole day's servings of vegetables in one meal, plus the lentils are one of the best sources of non-meat protein out there.
Third (and perhaps most importantly), it's really tasty and very filling. The combination of the squash, lentils, and flavorful balsamic vinaigrette are a perfect blend, and leave you feeling content and satisfied when you're done.
Oh yeah, and did I mention how pretty it is? And one more thing (I told you I just can't stop talking about it!), the leftover ingredients can be easily stored away then combined the next day into a fantastic lunch.
Feel free to try the salad now...
Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food