This warm roasted cauliflower lentil salad is a delicious hearty salad packed with plant-based protein and fiber. It’s packed with so much delicious flavor and topped with a creamy mint tahini dressing.
Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Salad
Hearty kale salads are my go-to meal prep for the week because they’re packed with so many nutrient-dense foods. The lentils add delicious plant-based protein, while the roasted veggies add a boost of fiber.
This salad it truly so flavorful, and is perfect for a large crowd or as a meal prep for work week lunches.
No salad is complete without a delicious dressing, and the mint tahini dressing brings all of the flavors together in this recipe. The combination of mint, tahini, warm spices and crunchy pistachios is one of my favorite flavor profiles.
You can serve this salad alone as lunch or dinner, or top it with your favorite crumbled cheese like feta or goat’s cheese.
Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots
The roasted vegetables add all of the flavor to this salad. They’re tossed in a simple spice mixture, similar to that of my moroccan spiced cauliflower and chickpeas.
To make the spice blend combine paprika, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. It’s the perfect spice rub for vegetables, fish and even chicken.
You can serve the veggies over a salad, in a grain bowl, or even as a side dish with your favorite protein.
How to build your kale salad
This roasted veggie lentil salad has all the right flavors and textures, making it delicious but also satisfying.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Kale- I love using tuscan kale for this salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Fresh cucumbers and red onion
- Brown lentils- my favorite hack for adding lentils to a salad is to use canned or pre-steamed lentils to save some time. If you’re not a huge fan of lentils, you can swap them or canned chickpeas
- Pistachios, for an added crunch
- Mint tahini dressing- for some fresh flavor and added fat
This plant-based salad is bursting with flavor, and truly tastes like one you would spend $25 on at a restaurant. You guys are going to love it!