Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad

Do you like having salad for lunch or dinner?

Do you get your 5 servings of fruit and veggies daily?

Well…………….. I have to be honest with you…..my family loves veggies……..I’m the hard sale on that score! I’m, “that kid”,  grown up! You know, the one that feeds their veggies to the dog, under the table, when no one was looking.  The kid who counted french fries as the only veggie they’d ever eat.  The kid who thought jam counted as a serving of fruit! My hubby actually STILL calls me out for not eating enough fruit and veggies!  I know how important nutritious food is but so often it’s just boring or it tastes yucky!!!!

So, when I eat a salad or veggies, they have to be yummy!

They have to be interesting!

They have to be SPECIAL for me to actually change my evil ways!!!! This is the kind of recipe I’m constantly on the look out for.  I know I need great nutrition. I need healthy food that I will, not only actually eat, but will also ENJOY.  This recipe totally hits both marks.

This is a main dish Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad that is complimented with almonds, dates, and red onion.  The cauliflower is seasoned with a delicious blend of spices then roasted. The lentils are quickly cooked on the stovetop then cooled and there’s even a really easy, unique home made dressing to toss the whole kit and kaboodle with. To balance out the flavors and add more great nutrition there’s arugula or spinach added  as well.

So, there you have it!  A salad that is all kinds of wonderful. Super yummy, sweet and spicy, hearty and filling, interesting, and seriously nutritious.  I LOVE it and I hope you’ll try it and, you too, can get your veggies ON!!!!!!

Source:Slightly Adapted From Food and Wine