I created this healthy recipe from scratch a few years ago, and it has always been a hit at parties. Now I am happy to share it and I hope you will enjoy it too! Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lemon wedges to serve.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour enough water into a baking dish to cover bottom with about 1/2 inch of water; add beets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until beets are tender when poked with a fork, about 45 minutes. Transfer beets to bowl of cold water until cool enough to handle.

  • Bring 3 cups water to a boil in saucepan; add lentils and salt. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Remove beets from water, pat dry, and slice ends and outer skin off each beet. Roughly chop beets and grate in the food processor.

  • Mix beets, lentils, tomatoes, carrots, cilantro, green onions, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a bowl; season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 28.5g 9% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 202.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2015
I'd give this one a 6 or 7 but that's not an option so I will settle for a 5. I used canned beets to make this quick and easy. I had some Feta in the fridge that I wanted to use and it went well with this salad. It is also pretty to look at with all the colors. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2016
Really did not enjoy the taste -- too much lemon rind. It is missing something but for me not worth making. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2015
I'd give this one a 6 or 7 but that's not an option so I will settle for a 5. I used canned beets to make this quick and easy. I had some Feta in the fridge that I wanted to use and it went well with this salad. It is also pretty to look at with all the colors. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2016
Really did not enjoy the taste -- too much lemon rind. It is missing something but for me not worth making. Read More