Once March is here, I’m in a hurry for spring to arrive. Buds on the trees, runs in the park, and fresh, local veggies at the farmers’ markets are right around the corner.
While we can’t force spring to arrive through the food we eat, this one will make you feel like it’s already here.
It combines asparagus and beets on a bed of lentils and tops them with a creamy avocado lime dressing that you won’t be able to get enough of.
You’ve been warned – you might want to double the recipe. In fact, I recommend making extra of everything. All of this can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a few days.
And of course the best part? It’s highly alkaline. So give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
Roasted Beet and Lentil Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Sauce
INGREDIENTS [Serves 2]
1 cup lentils, rinsed
2 cups filtered water or vegetable broth
4 medium beets
1 bunch asparagus, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 large Hass avocado
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 garlic clove
2 tsp. lime juice, fresh squeezed
Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp. of filtered water or unsweetened almond milk
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the lentils and water or broth in a pot over medium-high heat and cook until the water is absorbed and lentils are tender – about 15 minutes.
Wash and peel the beets. Place on a baking sheet, and roast for 45 minutes until tender.
Brush the asparagus with olive oil and add to the baking sheet with the beets for the last 10 minutes of cook time.
In a blender, combine the avocado, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, sea salt, and pepper. Blend. Add water (or almond milk) slowly until you have a sauce consistency.
Divide the lentils into 2 bowls, top with chopped asparagus, beets, and drizzle with avocado sauce.
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