A warming lentil salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 4
Calories 257 kcal


  • 1 cauliflower
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g sweet potatoes
  • 2 x 390g tins green lentils rinsed and drained
  • 50 g kale
  • 200 g low-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 15 g mint leaves picked and chopped
  • ½ garlic clove crushed
  • ½ cucumber coarsely grated
  • ½ lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 spring onions sliced


  • Heat the oven to gas 8, 220°C, fan 200°C. Remove and discard any bruised or damaged leaves from the cauliflower. Cut the larger leaves into bite-sized pieces and keep the smaller ones whole and tip into a bowl for later. Cut the cauliflower into florets and the stalk into 1cm cubes and toss on a baking tray with ½ tbsp oil and some seasoning. Roast at the top of the oven for 20-25 mins until crispy and charred, and the stalks are tender.
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut into wedges. Tip onto another baking tray with ½ tbsp oil. Season and toss well, then roast under the cauliflower for 20-25 mins until tender throughout and golden around the edges.
  • Put the kale into the cauliflower leaves bowl, and drizzle over ½ tbsp oil with some seasoning. Toss the kale and leaves until completely coated in the oil. When the cauliflower florets are cooked, transfer to a bowl, and tip the cauliflower leaves and the kale on the tray. Roast for 5-10 mins until the kale is crisp and cauli leaves are tender.
  • Whisk the yogurt, most of the mint, garlic, lemon zest and the cucumber, season with pepper.  Toss the lentils with pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil and lemon juice. Divide between 4 bowls, and top with the roasted cauliflower, sweet potato wedges, cauliflower leaves and crispy kale in piles on top. Add a spoon of the tzatziki, and scatter with the spring onions and remaining mint to serve.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 924mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 15714IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Salad
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