Roasted Beetroot, Carrot, Lentil and Cumin Seed Salad

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Appears in
Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

By Guy Watson

Published 2015

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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).


  • 2 medium beetroot (about 300–350 g), scrubbed well
  • 3 medium carrots (about 300–350


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