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Beetroot, Feta & Lentil Salad

Author: Charlotte O'Shea

We know you folks have requested some quick and easy lunch recipes (I also REALLY need some ideas for myself!) so we’ve got a few up our sleeves to share over the coming weeks. This particular salad ingredient combo made me raise my eyebrows when Charlotte from Buttercream and Dreams seemingly whipped it up in 2 minutes flat. Who knew I liked beetroot? Who knew you could get lentils in a tin?!!

Seriously it was so delicious, and would also work as an accompaniment to dinner/a smaller portion served with a chicken breast or fish. Do let us know if you give this a whirl and your thoughts (also, did you know you could get lentils in a tin?!)


{Ingredients}
  • 1/2 packet of feta cheese
  • 2 Beetroot
  • 1 tin of green lentils (or fresh if you prefer)
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • {Method}
  • Chop the beetroot in to small chunks.
  • Cube the feta.
  • Drain the lentils and place in a bowl.
  • Add the feta and beetroot and squeeze over the lemon.
  • Mix together and serve!

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    14 thoughts on “Beetroot, Feta & Lentil Salad

      1. Hi Victoria. Any type of lentils will work just fine. I just particularly like the green ones but always happen to go with the fashion! xx

    1. Love this! Can we have some more like this. I’m veggie and gluten free and I struggle so much with lunch. Breakfast and dinner are fine, but everyone else eats sandwiches for lunch, and I can’t 🙁

      1. Hi Mel! Yes of course! I actually dislike sandwiches – I don’t eat much bread and I just don’t like the thought of all the ingredients mushed in-between (a ready made packet sandwich actually makes me feel funny…..imagine how long the ingredients have been all squished together?!) I quite like a wholemeal pitta though….Anyway back to what you asked before I went off on a sandwich tangent….Yes of course 🙂 x

        1. I don’t like sandwiches either Charlotte! I thought it was just me. When I was a child I used to throw the bread away and just eat the filling. My poor mother! Everyone always looks at me weirdly when I say the easiest thing about going gluten free was giving up bread. Bizarrely, though, after over three years of being gluten free I still can’t work out what to eat at lunch apart from soup and sometimes that’s not enough!

      2. There is so much choice for gluten free bread / wraps / pittas / pizza bases / crackers etc that you can be as creative or not as everyone else (I don’t eat wheat though am a meat eater). Most of them actually taste good! Although I know gf bread is not that good for you so in the winter I favour soups and in the summer salads but often have a gf sandwich or wrap. Made yourself you know exactly whats in it and can make it fresh in the morning – totally agree with Charlotte below on squished ready made curling sarnies in the shop – urgh!

        1. I agree, some of the seeded breads are ok, but only toasted. I think they all taste pretty nasty without toasting.
          What gf wraps do you use? I found asda of all places do alright ones, but haven’t found much else…

          1. Warburtons do wraps which are nice. I like Genius seeded and think its nice untoasted but hubby disagrees! My local Tesco extra has half an aisle for Free From ranges and loads of different GF things – even croissants (which are rank!)

    2. Ooooh this is right up my alley! So easy for a take to work lunch (and a darn sight cheaper than a bought sarnie or salad) or I might try with a poached egg on top for a quick weekday tea.

    3. This looks great – and I’m loving the idea of more lunch ideas. I’m so organised at making good packed lunches for my children and then it gets to me and I’m so underprepared and uninspired for my work lunches that I normally just grab oat cakes and a nasty powdered cuppa soup! I’m putting this one on my monday night list. Thank you!

    4. I’ve just had this for my lunch today and made it with about 5 minutes to spare before leaving for work. was very tasty, I added some salad leaves…

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