Beetroot and Lentil Salad with Wasabi Caviar | © 2015 |

This salad, quick and easy to prepare, is full of protein and fibre and so deliciously filling and good for you. It is naturally gluten-free and works beautifully as a substantial lunch or side dish. Unlike most legumes, lentils don't need to be presoaked, but they still offer all the same protein and fiber benefits and an excellent gluten-free carb source.

  • 150 g Brown or green lentils
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 400 g Vacuum-packed beetroot, cut into thick slices
  • 60 ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 50 g Arugula
  • Wasabi caviar
  1. Rinse the lentils and put them in a saucepan with plenty of lightly salted water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, decrease the heat to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Drain well, discard the bay leaf, then transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place sliced beets in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle some salt over and add in balsamic. Bring to simmer and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until thickened and syrupy.
  3. Whisk together walnut oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Add to lentils. Toss to coat.
  4. Add the glazed beetroot and arugula to the lentils and gently toss together. Season to taste. Transfer to a serving plate and add some wasabi caviar on top and serve immediately. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


foodtravelandwine 20/4/15 05:48

I love it! These days I'm eating more and more grain salads....I love the wasabi idea!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Ritu Ahuja 20/4/15 06:29

LoveLy salad. It looks delicious. Yum yum :)

Jasna Varcakovic 20/4/15 06:31

Perfect pick-me-up salad for rainy days (it's pouring here!). Healthy and delicious!

kankana 20/4/15 07:07

Wasabi cavier!! Never heard of that. Must have boost up the taste bud for sure. Great salad!

Amy 20/4/15 07:21

I love beetroots! What a delightful salad to enjoy! What a great way to use Wasabi caviar! ;)

faithy 20/4/15 08:16

Looks delicious and yummy! I don't know what Wasabi Cavair is! Now I have to find out.

GG 20/4/15 09:02

This sounds really good. I've never heard of wasabi caviar, but I'm certainly going to search it out. GG

Marcela 20/4/15 09:03

This salad sounds so delicious! I love wasabi caviar! Such a great idea to use it!
I wish you a wonderful week, Angie!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 20/4/15 09:45

A great combination! Two of my favorite ingredients.



Medeja 20/4/15 10:10

Love everything with beetroot! This salad looks so good!

Shobha Kamath 20/4/15 10:39

Gr8 looking salad! Wasabi caviar is new to me.

Sharon D 20/4/15 10:56 make the most exciting salads, Angie! This looks absolutely yummy! ^.^

Ann Low 20/4/15 11:26

Lovely healthy salad as always. I like that you've added some wasabi caviar for extra kick!

Eva Taylor 20/4/15 11:26

The wasabi caviar sounds intriguing Angie, the colour is spectacular. The salad sounds marvellous, I'm always looking for new ideas for lunches and lentils are my new favourite pulse.

Alida 20/4/15 12:22

A modern and fresh salad.. you always have great new ideas Angie. I really love the look of this one. Very nice for spring too. Have a good week.

Barbara 20/4/15 12:38

Fabulous salad, Angie. Two of my favorite things: beets and lentils. Never would have occurred to me to put them together. Love this recipe.

grace 20/4/15 13:43

this is probably the most hearty and earthy salad i've ever seen--delicious creation!!

Sweet Posy Dreams 20/4/15 14:28

Beautiful and healthy. I would have to omit the wasabi. I had an allergic reaction to a shellfish dish with wasabi once and now I'm scared to eat it!

Monica 20/4/15 15:26

I love lentils! This is my kind of hearty but feel-good meal. The wasabi is such a surprise and a great idea. Love adding some kick to any dish.

dedy oktavianus 20/4/15 17:24

never had wasabi caviar before, tempting to try..
you always surprised me with your unique ingredients Angie....
Dedy@Dentist Chef

Kelly 20/4/15 19:25

This salad looks fantastic, Angie! I love how hearty and filing it is with the lentils and the beetroots! Sounds like the perfect lunch!

Tricia Buice 20/4/15 22:08

The wasabi caviar sounds wonderful - and the whole salad looks great. I adore lentils and beets so this would make me very happy. Another wonderful post Angie!

gardentowok 21/4/15 01:06

I too have not heard of wasabi caviar, need to look it up. Have all the ingredients to make this salad except the wasabi caviar.

The Yum List 21/4/15 01:24

Oh... please open a restaurant near my home!!

[Reply] 21/4/15 02:16

So easy and healthy. I wish I could have this for dinner right now!

Asha Shivakumar 21/4/15 03:37

Wasabi caviar...never heard of it. In fact, I haven't even tried caviar. Very interesting salad, love everything about it.

Nippon Nin 21/4/15 08:05

What? Wasabi caviar? Fascinating! I once had chocolate covered caviar before....was different! I love wasabi and caviar...would like to try it! Fabulous healthy salad!

Ha ha ha, love the Alfred E. Newman quote!

Honey Bee Sweets 21/4/15 09:24

Wow, wasabi caviar is so special!! I doubt singapore will have it though :P But without it, that beetroot salad still looks amazing and inciting 😛

tigerfish 21/4/15 11:08

The wasabi caviar sounds very interesting and I am sure it packs a punch of sharp flavors!

All That I'm Eating 21/4/15 14:10

This sounds so good, I bet the wasabi is amazing with the sweet beetroot.

Claudia 21/4/15 14:52

Wow - this is gorgeous. Love using the wasabi for a flavor kick. Do you develop your recipes? There's always such an array of deliciousness when I come here.

Shashi Charles 21/4/15 15:02

Love the colors - and seeing I adore beetroot - this is mouthwatering to me! So unique topping this salad with wasabi caviar!

Gloria Baker 21/4/15 15:08

Angie always yours salads look stunning!
I love lentils and love this.
I will make chickpeas today (garbanzos)

Gingi Freeman 21/4/15 17:24

So gourmet!! I need to know where to get my hands on some of these luxury ingredients!! <3 -

Pam 21/4/15 17:27

Great textures in this salad - it looks healthy & delicious!

CQUEK 21/4/15 17:55

Absolutely yes to that!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/4/15 18:10

I had never heard of Wasabi Caviar but I love the idea! Beets are always welcomed in my home and what a delicious way to pump up the flavor of this nutritious salad with the kick of Wasabi.

Sue/the view from great island 21/4/15 19:09

I feel like if I only ate the food I find here I might live forever! That wasabi caviar is calling to me, I'm off to find some!

Kiran @ 21/4/15 19:52

Looks so delicious and comforting! Love the colors :)

Koko 21/4/15 21:02

Beautiful nutritious salad....wasabi caviar sounds amazing!

Vicki Bensinger 21/4/15 22:11

This sounds wonderful Angie. I've never heard of wasabi caviar. Are they just little pellets of wasabi? Great recipe.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/4/15 22:27

Lentils are my favorite, in taste and ease of preparation. Gorgeous salad paired with beets and I never saw Wasabi caviar before, got to find some of that!

Yelena Strokin 21/4/15 23:02

Beets - love them all, in salads, soups and even desserts-)) Your salad is wonderful and healthy!

Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite 22/4/15 00:24

What a delicious and healthy salad, Angie! Never had Wasabi Caviar on beetroot salad before, but your recipe sounds very exciting:)

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 22/4/15 00:34

It's my first time to hear about Wasabi caviar. Sounds like a great garnish.

Rebecca Subbiah 22/4/15 00:45

looks fab and love the name

Juliana 22/4/15 02:53

Nice salad Angie...I would love this as a the idea of wasabi...very unique!
Have a great week :)

We Are Not Martha 22/4/15 03:48

Wasabi caviar??? Everything about this salad is blowing my mind!


Dawn Yucuis 22/4/15 05:04

Angie, you always have the most delicious salads. I love this one looks super healthy.

Anne Regalado 22/4/15 12:35

I thought lentils need to be soak first before using :D Another nutritious and unique salad , Angie !

Joanne 22/4/15 13:06

I've never seen or heard of wasabi caviar before...but it sounds like something I need!

Raven Driemeyer 22/4/15 16:46

That looks amazing! I love beets!

Easyfoodsmith 22/4/15 18:11

So many interesting flavors in this salad. I am especially finding wasabi caviar so exotic. Great post Angie.

fimère .b 22/4/15 22:52

jolie salade plein de saveurs j'adore
bonne soirée

Simi J 23/4/15 02:11

The kick of spice the nutty flavor of lentil and sweetness of beet. great combination

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 23/4/15 03:15

Lentils, beets and arugula?? Sounds perfect! And so colorful too!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 23/4/15 05:17

I love this, Angie! All of my favorite flavors and the wasabi on top? Well, it just sends it out of the atmosphere.

kitchen flavours 23/4/15 17:03

You make the most amazing salads, Angie!

Hema Vijai 23/4/15 18:57

Delicious salad, so refreshing..

Amy (Savory Moments) 23/4/15 23:44

This is a lovely combination - beets + lentils! It sounds and looks delicious, Angie!

lena 24/4/15 02:03

hi angie! happy to see your comment yesterday, thank you. You know, i had my first lentils on my holidays recently..i actually mistaken them for mung beans..haha.! Another great salad from you, angie!

ami@naivecookcooks 24/4/15 18:05

Angie everytime I come here, you surprise me with some stunning and unique recipe!! This looks & sounds amazing!!

Shibi Thomas 24/4/15 18:17

Wasabi Caviar, never tried it before. I sure the heat from wasabi and the sweetness from beets makes it delicious!!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food & Style 25/4/15 02:03

Oh, Angie... hearty, healthy, and so fresh-looking! Great combination.

sophiesfoodiefiles 25/4/15 10:28

I made your delicious salad!

It was superb in flavor, dear Angie! xxx Waw even!

claudia lamascolo 25/4/15 21:10

now this is what I need in my life some healthy and delicious looking salad like this one!

Mother Rimmy 26/4/15 16:08

I recently discovered vacuumed packed beets and what a timesaver they are! Perfect for this quick and healthy salad. I think lentils are a terrific weight watchers food. They're so packed with fiber.

CookWith Manali 26/4/15 16:20

love this salad Angie! So much goodness packed in here, yum!

Tessa 26/4/15 18:05

I love this salad! The beetroots add such a wonderful earthy flavor!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 26/4/15 21:08

Angie another beautiful salad from you, I don't know where you get your inspiration from this one is simply stunning I love beetroot!

ZazaCook 27/4/15 00:13

That salad is making my mouth water!

Debra Eliotseats 27/4/15 01:28

Ooh, I want some wasabi caviar!

Veronica Ng 28/4/15 01:40

Wow a spiced cake! Must be very fragrant. I love the pine nuts on top of the cake.

Roz Corieri Paige 30/4/15 03:28

Everything about this salad just SINGS delicious, fresh and healthy. I love wasabi and would love to know where to get wasabi 'caviar'!!!! Thanks Angie,

My Inner Chick 1/5/15 00:21

how unique and wonderful!!!! x

Gina 3/5/15 17:23

Lovely! I always learn something from you. Now you must head me in the right direction so that I can find wasabi caviar.


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