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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Bulgur Wheat and Lentil by The Flexitarian

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Bulgur Wheat and Lentil [vegan]

This vegan roasted butternut squash salad with bulgur wheat and lentil has a zingy lime and ginger dressing. Hearty and delicious, it is topped with crunchy pomegranate seeds and almonds.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Iron Rich Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Christmas Recipes, Salads
Cuisine English, French
Servings 4 people
Calories 347 kcal

Equipment

  • oven tray
  • saucepan
  • small mixing bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 600 g diced butternut
  • 80 g bulgur wheat
  • 80 g Puy lentils

DRESSING:

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp finely grated/puréed ginger
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

TOPPINGS:

  • 2 handfuls of slivered almonds
  • ½ pomegranate
  • 1 to 2 handfuls of freshly chopped coriander

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas 6.
  • Peel butternut squash and cut in 1.5cm dice [0.6 inch]. Spread on oven tray. Drizzle with oil. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins.
  • To cook the bulgur wheat, you can boil it in water for 10-15 mins. Alternatively, place it in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak covered with a lid or a plate for around 30 mins until grains are tender.
  • Heat a small saucepan of water. When boiling, add lentils and cook for around 10-12mins according to packet instructions until tender (they should still hold their shape).
  • In the meantime, prepare the dressing by mixing together all the dressing ingredients above. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • When done, add drained bulgur wheat and lentils together in a bowl. Top with cooked butternut and dressing. Add almonds, pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander. Toss altogether. Eat slightly warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 250gCalories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 706mgFiber: 14gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 15947IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 3mg
Keyword beluga lentils, bulgur wheat, Butternut Squash, salad
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