Warm Roasted Potato and Broccoli Salad with Green Lentils is a healthy and delicious dish. Barbecue roasted potatoes and broccoli, tossed with cooked green lentils, chopped purple onion, with a lovely olive oil, lemon, balsamic cream dressing and plenty of fresh chopped chives to finish.
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A little curve ball!
Sometimes life hands you some curve balls, and you need to bend in a different way to make things better again. Lately we have had to revamp our cooking styles and decisions, because of some health issues that arose! At first some panic set in thinking what will we eat, we can't have this, we can't have that. Then something happened, as if a new door opened up, a new way of thinking and cooking. The end result wonderful dinners and dishes, and of course feeling a lot better! Today we are sharing a dish we thoroughly enjoyed that was also beautiful and aromatic.
Come with us in our kitchen and let's make this Warm Roasted Potato and Broccoli Salad with Green Lentils together!
Gather all the utensils:
This is really easy, all you need for kitchen utensils are:
- a few small bowls
- a fine strainer
- small whisk
- cutting board
- a good knife
- some foil paper
Now for the ingredients for this Warm Roasted Potato and Broccoli Salad with Green Lentils:
- Green lentils
- Broccoli fleurettes
- Purple onions
- Fresh chives
- Olive oil
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
- Balsamic cream
- Maple syrup
What needs to be done first:
- The very first thing we need to do is rinse the lentils, and cook them. Super easy, into a pot of salted boiling water and in a half hour or so the lentils are cooked.
- Secondly, we need to clean wash and cut the broccoli into nice size fleurettes. More so we want to blanche them in some boiling water for a few minutes just to get them cooked a bit. Drain and set aside.
- Thirdly, the potatoes need to be washed, and cut up into small chunks. Furthermore, let's cut up the purple onion, and finely chop the chives.
Fire up the barbecue, time to get some char happening!
We wanted to get some flavor building so we placed the potatoes and the blanched broccoli onto some foil paper and dressed them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Close the foil package creating a pouch and onto the grill and a nice 400° F degree heat.
What about the dressing?
Yes, almost forgot. The dressing is really easy. In a ramekin drizzle in olive oil, a touch of sesame oil, some soy sauce, balsamic cream, and to sweeten a little, some maple syrup, and for balance, salt and white pepper. A quick whisk and it is ready to go! Easy breezy, right?!
Time to assemble this Warm Roasted Potato and Broccoli Salad with Green Lentils
So, first, place the grilled broccoli and potatoes into a nice sized bowl. Toss in the cooked lentils, and sprinkle with the chopped purple onion. Drizzle the dressing over and toss. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if necessary. All we need now is a splash of lemon!
A little garnish and this wonderful dish is ready to serve!
Once the ingredients are well tossed, garnish with some sprinkled chopped chives and a few of the chive strands. That's it, it is ready to serve!
Talk about flavor and texture!
This Warm Roasted Potato and Broccoli Salad with Green Lentils is just wonderful. I love that it is warm, the heat from the grill charred the veggies beautifully and kept the heat in. That smokiness is so balanced by the acidity and sweetness of the dressing. The lentils provide the luxury and foundation adding in a nice nuttiness. You got to love the tenderness of the broccoli, and who doesn't love roasted potatoes, right?
All in all, this is an incredibly healthy, beautiful dish that fills you with a sense of well being.