Warm Lentil Salad with Delicata Squash and Cilantro Cashew Cream — Rainbow Plant Life
Warm Lentil Salad with Delicata Squash and Cilantro Cashew Cream — Rainbow Plant Life
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 38 min
  • total: 58 min
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  • Summary

    The perfect warm salad, this recipe is made with hearty and wholesome ingredients like lentils, delicate squash, and cashews. Proof that salads don’t have to be boring or skimpy. It’s a wonderful option for meal prep or an excellent entree for a dinner party.

    Ingredients

    • 3 delicata squash
    • 2 red onions, cut into large wedges
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
    • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 cup Puy lentils (also known as French green lentils)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 4-6 sprigs of fresh thyme
    • 1/2 of a medium lemon, zested and then juiced
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped
    • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
    • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
    • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
    • 1/3 cup pistachios, chopped
    • Cilantro Cashew Cream (recipe below)
    • Ingredients
    • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 8 hours or soaked in boiling water for 1 hour
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
    • Black pepper to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 390 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 25.05%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.3%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 334 mg 13.9%
    • Calcium: 102 mg 10.16%
    • Potassium: 541 mg 15.47%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 28.17%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 51 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 44.33%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 44.76%
    • Vitamin C 57.86%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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