Beluga Lentil Salad with Padrón Peppers and Sweet Potatoes

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This feel-good salad with two of my favorite things, lentils and sweet potatoes, partnered with heirloom peppers and sundried tomatoes to create a dish that's filling, healthy and delicious. By providing both high fiber and protein, the lentils make this salad filling enough to be a meal by itself or a side dish with your favourite grilled chicken or salmon.

  • 250 g Beluga lentils
  • 700 ml Water
  • 600 g Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 250 g Padrón peppers
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 Sundried tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 Cherry radishes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chives, chopped
  • Lollo Bianco
  • 1 tbsp Sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Rinse beluga lentils under running water. Drain and place them in a medium saucepan. Add the water and bring it to a simmer over medium-high heat. Continue to cook them over low heat, stirring occasionally and adding liquid if necessary, until the lentils are tender but not mushy, 25-30 minutes.
  2. While lentils cook, preheat oven to 200C/400F. Toss the sweet potato slices with 1 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Toss padrón peppers with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until completely combined. Roast at 200C/400F for 10-15 minutes until the pepper skins start to blister and brown. Sprinkle them with a little sea salt.
  4. To prepare the salad dressing, combine all of the ingredients and whisk until thoroughly blended.
  5. Drain lentils and place them in a large bowl. Add in sliced dried tomatoes, cherry radishes and chopped chives. Pour in half of the dressing and toss until combined.
  6. Arrange lollo bianco in two salad bowls or one large platter, then top with roasted sweet potatoes, beluga lentils and padrón peppers atop. Serve with the rest of dressing. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Kitchen Riffs 11/7/18 17:15

LOVE sweet potatoes. Really like lentils too, and the two of these do combine nicely, don't they? This is a terrific looking recipe -- really creative. Not to mention it sounds incredibly tasty. Thanks!

Chris Scheuer 11/7/18 17:33

Yum, Angie! I could eat salads like this all summer long. I love the combination of veggies, colors, textures...

Adina 11/7/18 18:19

I haven't had sweet potatoes in weeks now, this combination sounds so good.

Gloria Baker 11/7/18 19:54

Angie this plate looks absolutely beautiful ! xo

Pam 11/7/18 23:46

Wow! It's loaded with great flavors and textures. It looks terrific.

Mandy Frielinghaus 12/7/18 08:57

What an amazing meal Angie - fabulous!
:-) Mandy xo

Vicki Bensinger 12/7/18 10:33

I love how nutritious this salad is and full of color and flavor. All the things we should look for to keep our body energized and healthy. Great recipe.

Rafeeda AR 12/7/18 10:34

That looks like a salad I would love to eat! Looks totally delicious...

Eva Taylor 12/7/18 10:49

Lentils have become one of my staples in my attempt to eat a more meat-free diet, I love how you’ve used them in this delicious recipe. It’s a feast for the eyes!

Alida 12/7/18 11:24

Oh I would come and eat at your house. I really love your salads Angie. .especially!

Nancy Chan 12/7/18 13:17

Wish I could try this. I love salad but hubby is not a fan of salad.

No Spoon Necessary 12/7/18 14:33

Goodness, Angie! You really know how to do up a salad right!! This one is gorgeous as always! But, I also love how hearty it is, yet still super healthy and packin' all the nutritious vibes! I could most definitely eat this on repeat! Cheers, friend!

Liz Berg 12/7/18 14:55

I could eat this salad day after day for lunch!! I adore lentils and you've put them in their best light!! Beautiful.

Jean | 12/7/18 16:02

Angie, I've never paired lentils and sweet potatoes! Thanks for this delicious (and beautiful, as always) recipe.

natalia20041989 12/7/18 17:41

Looks amazing and really filling, I love the dressing on this salad☺

Koko 12/7/18 19:06

Those are two of my favourite things too! I’m dyinggggg to try this!

Tricia Buice 12/7/18 20:41

This is a meal for me! You are one of the most creative recipe developers I've ever seen Angie. I bet this is terrific. Love sweet potatoes and never thought to combine them with lentils. So smart and pretty. Great recipe!

Julie 13/7/18 05:52

lovely colors and healthy salad too..looks yum!

2pots2cook 13/7/18 06:52

My kind of lunch ! Thank you !

kitchen flavours 13/7/18 15:09

a lovely plate of salad! I love sweet potatoes!

Evelyne CulturEatz 13/7/18 18:53

I think this is my FAVORTIE salad ever from your blog so far. Gorgeous and all delicious things in it. A stunner!

Pam 14/7/18 18:53

This is a perfect use of sweet potatoes, Angie! It looks delicious, and I love your H.S. quote! Have a fun weekend!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 14/7/18 19:05

Lentil salads are good and yours sounds so interesting and colorful with your combination of ingredients.

Jeff 15/7/18 04:19

Will you please open a restaurant! I want to go there!

Simone 15/7/18 11:36

O how good does that look! I love lentils and sweet potatoes too, so I guess this is a must make!

Judee Algazi 15/7/18 12:42

Lentils and sweet potatoes do create a beautiful contrast. This looks like the perfect healthy vegan meal.

Christine Ho 15/7/18 13:21

I love lentils and sweet potatoes too. But haven't tried to put them together and make a salad. Good idea, Angie.

Balvinder Ubi 15/7/18 17:49

Oh my this lentil salad sounds great and I LOVE the addition of sweet potatoes and peppers. Perfect lunch or dinner for Summer.

Harriet Emily 15/7/18 23:03

This is such a beautiful summer salad Angie! I absolutely love beluga lentils - such a perfect healthy protein!! <3 delicious!

Reeni Pisano 16/7/18 01:19

So much flavor packed into this salad Angie! And I love sweet potatoes in salads! I don't eat enough of them.

All That I'm Eating 16/7/18 13:47

What a pretty plate of food, it looks great. I love padron peppers!

Chiara 16/7/18 14:46

As both a lentil and sweet potato obsessive, this sounds amazing. I can't wait to give it a try :-)

Juliana 16/7/18 21:45

Hi Angie, this salad looks delicious, colorful and so hearty...the combination of colors and textures is amazing...thanks for the recipe.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 17/7/18 00:19

Although I've never tried black lentils, I am a lentil lover also! What a delightful and healthy salad with some wonderful flavor going on with the sweet potatoes and peppers. I'd be very happy to make this a meal!

mjskit 17/7/18 05:03

A very interesting combination of ingredients. All healthy and with a dressing that seems to pull them all together. Quite unique and "almost" too healthy to eat.

Dawn Yucuis 17/7/18 05:20

This salad looks delicious. I love the combination of ingredients.

Asha Shivakumar 17/7/18 19:59

We are lentil lovers and this is a good and delicious looking bowl. Those peppers look great. Just what I need after a food and fun filled weekend.

lisa is cooking 17/7/18 22:04

What a lovely, nutritious dish. I love padron peppers!

tigerfish 18/7/18 01:22

I bet these heirloom Padron peppers are not spicy. They are filling up your lovely lentil salad ;p

noobcook 18/7/18 07:21

This is a filling and nutritious salad. I definitely love the flavours especially the peppers in this one.

Roz Corieri Paige 18/7/18 23:43

A beautiful array bursting with flavors that are so beneficial too!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 19/7/18 00:11

I am totally with you lentils and sweet potatoes are just the best for salads, tasty and wholesome.

grace 19/7/18 00:35

what a hearty and tasty salad! i love the fresh thyme in the dressing. :)

Tisa Jacob 19/7/18 05:21

Such a pretty dish. I want to eat salad if it looks this:-)

Izaa 19/7/18 10:06

woow mega tasty it all looks

Sharon D 25/7/18 13:31

This has got to be the yummiest salad ever! I don't think I've ever been this excited over a salad. You are just amazing at this, Angie xx

Catherine 26/7/18 02:59

A beautiful salad with lots of goodies! I enjoy lentils and don't make them often enough. xoxo Catherine

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 29/7/18 16:54

This is stunning, Angie! Those peppers are calling out to me!

Marcelle 30/7/18 20:46

Wow, this salad looks absolutely delicious, Angie! Beautiful dish!!

Rebecca Subbiah 8/10/18 04:19

looks delicious and healthy

mary anderson 18/4/19 21:50

so delicious and healthy recipe angie that's the reason i've bookmarked your site already :)


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