By Guy Watson
Cooked lentils are useful for throwing together a quick salad. This one would also work with other root veg, such as parsnips or celeriac (for how to roast).
Heat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5.
Wrap the beetroot in foil and roast it in the hot oven – this may take an hour or more, depending on their size. When you can easily insert and remove a knife, they are cooked.
About half an hour be