Roasted winter squash and green lentils


Roasted winter squash and green lentils

The following simple and healthy lunch is perfect to make in autumn and winter when butternuts and other winter squashes are in season. The dish has plenty of heart- healthy vegetable protein from green lentils. Serve it with a green side salad and rye bread for a balanced and light meal.

2 servings

A wedge of winter squash or ½ butternut

Olive oil

120 ml green lentils

500 ml chicken or vegetable stock

3 tbsp. fromage blanc 0% fat or thick Greek yoghurt

Juice of ½ lemon

Chopped fresh herbs or baby rocket leaves

Preheat the oven to 180°C, roast.

Warm 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat in a saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the stock, dried herbs, and green lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat somewhat and cook, partly covered, for about 30 minutes until the lentils are soft but not falling apart.

Peel the squash wedge or ½ butternut and cut into nice slices. Place 1 tbsp. olive oil in a plastic bag, add the squash slices and shake. Pour the squash slices in a single layer on an oven tray and roast for about 30 minutes until soft.

Place the fromage blanc in a small bowl, add the lemon juice and whisk together.

Divide the cooked lentils on the plates discarding any lingering liquid. Place the roasted squash slices on top and sprinkle with fromage blanc-lemon juice dressing. Decorate with fresh herbs.


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