Lentil Salad Simple, Recipe with Beetroot, Lamb’s Lettuce and Oranges

Linsensalat mit Orangen, Feldsalat und rote bete anrichten

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Today I just show you my recipe Lentil Salad. You can serve this salad with lentils cold or lukewarm, I leave that to you.

Today I have freshly cooked beetroot, orange and lamb’s lettuce with walnuts as an addition to the lentils.

The salad tastes surprisingly refreshing and will surely please you.

The preparation I show you below with many step by step photos. Good luck!

Beetroot salad

The beetroot salad also tastes good without lentils. The recipe can be found elsewhere. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. How to prepare Lentil Salad

Here is the overview of the preparation. Also note my hints at the end of the recipe…

  • Cook the turnips in salt water until soft. Use a pressure pot, then it goes faster.
  • Then transfer the turnips to the washbasin and peel with cold water.
  • Peeling is easy… the skin just peels off.
  • Let the turnips cool lukewarm, then cut into fine slices and place in a bowl.
  • Add white wine vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper, oil and freshly ground caraway seeds and marinate.
  • At the same time prepare the lentils with vegetable cubes and onion cubes and cook in vegetable stock until soft.
  • I always add some curry to the lentils, we know this from the Indian lentil salad. Curry supports the taste of the lentils.
  • Clean, wash and prepare lamb’s lettuce.
  • Prepare orange fillets or peel orange and cut into pieces.
  • Prepare a salad dressing with orange juice, vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Marinate the lentils with balsamic vinegar and serve.
  • Add beetroot slices, marinate lamb’s lettuce and add.

I have already written elsewhere about the health effects of beetroot!

Lentil salad with vegetables.

Colourful vegetarian, vegan lentil salad, decorated with parsley and pine nuts. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Recipe for simple lentil salad

Below are the step-by-step instructions with many photos. If you have any questions please use the comment function!

Linsensalat mit Orangen, Feldsalat und rote bete anrichten
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5 from 4 votes
Lentil salad with beetroot, lamb's lettuce, oranges and walnuts
Great lentil salad recipe with step by step photos. A professional cook's guide by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 1153kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Boil beetroot and prepare salad
  • 500 g beetroot
  • 1 tsp salt
Marinade for beetroot
  • 1-2 tsp caraway
  • 40 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 Prisen pepper
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 70 ml sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1 cups lentils
  • 1 pc soup vegetables
  • 1 pc onion
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 pc bay
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 1 tsp Curry
  • 2 tbsp Balsamico
Lamb's lettuce and dressing + oranges + decoration
  • 100 g lamb's lettuce
  • 2 pc Orangen
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon-mustard
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 2 pc Orangen for fillets or orange pieces
  • 4-6 pc walnut kernels
Beetroot preparation
  • Cook the beetroot in salted water until soft. You can use a pressure pot, then it goes faster.
    Rote bete Kochen
  • Pour off the beetroot and peel under running cold water. Then let cool and cut out unattractive places.
    gekochte rote bete schälen
  • Cut the turnips into thin slices, you can also use a slicer.
    rote bete in scheiben schneiden
  • Place the beet slices in a bowl.
    Rote rüben geschnitten in schüssel
  • Toast the caraway in a mortar so that the aroma can develop better.
    kümmel im mörser
  • Season the beet slices with caraway, salt, sugar, vinegar and oil.
    Kümmel und rote bete
  • Refine beetroot salad with pepper, mix well and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
    Rote rüben salat mit Pfeffer würzen
  • Season beetroot salad to taste, arrange and serve. Enjoy your meal!
    Rote Bete Salat anrichten
Prepare lentils
  • Sweat the lentils with diced vegetables and onions in a saucepan. Add the bay leaf, vegetable stock, sugar, salt, pepper and curry and cook the lentils.
    Linsen zubereiten
  • If necessary, add water, cook the lentils until al dente, then remove the bay leaf and season with balsamic vinegar lukewarm.
    gekochte Linsen
Lamb's lettuce, dressing, oranges, decoration
  • Cut off the roots from the lamb's lettuce. Gently weigh lamb's lettuce in cold water, dry and drain on kitchen paper.
    Feldsalat trocken legen auf Küchenkrepp.
  • Squeeze two oranges and mix with vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and honey. Let the olive oil run in slowly and stir to a creamy dressing.
    Orangensaft Dressing zubereiten
  • Squeeze the walnuts into the mortar to decorate.
    Walnüsse, Walnusskerne im Mörser
  • Either filet or peel and chop the oranges. Arrange the lentils, add the beetroot, marinate the lamb's lettuce and add it neatly, add the orange pieces and serve decorated with walnuts.
    Linsensalat mit Orangen, Feldsalat und rote bete anrichten
YOU could write me a comment now, why this lens salad should be simple... after all there are more than 20 ingredients in use here...
For clarification: I prepare this lentil salad mostly when I have already prepared beetroot salad the day before. I almost always have the dressing for the lamb's lettuce ready in the fridge because it tastes so delicious.
You could also use pre-cooked beetroot, then please buy the cooked, non-marinated ones, which taste better than the beetroot from the glass.
Some more tips for cooking beetroot:
The smaller the beets, the shorter the cooking time. The piercing of the beets is considered a faux pas, I have already halved large beets to reduce the cooking time. Wash the turnips well before cooking, only clean turnips come into your pot! 🙂

3. Calorie lentil salad with beetroot, lamb's lettuce and oranges, an overview of nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Lentil salad with beetroot, lamb's lettuce, oranges and walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1153 Calories from Fat 747
% Daily Value*
Fat 83g128%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 31g
Monounsaturated Fat 37g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 2453mg107%
Potassium 1242mg35%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 27g113%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Other Beetroot Recipes

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Borscht - Red beet stew
Herring feast with beetroot
Labskaus with beetroot
Beetroot Salad
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