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Sweet and Spicy Carrot and Lentil Salad

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 22, 2018

Sweet and Spicy Carrot and Lentil Salad
Photo Credit: Sherry Castellano
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 30 m
  • 40 m

A little bit of sweet is balanced out with a little bit of spice in this hearty warm carrot and lentil salad. Enjoy this as a side salad or make it a meal by reducing the number of servings to two. Recipe and image courtesy of Sherrie Castellano.



  • 1 cup Lentils (cooked)
  • 5 carrot(s)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, Black
  • 1 tbls Parsley, Fresh


1 Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 Peel your carrots, and cut them into large bit-sized pieces.
3 Toss the carrots with the onion quarters with the olive oil, syrup, crushed red pepper, sea salt and black pepper. Spread them onto the baking sheet.
4 Roast for about 25 – 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the vegetables from the oven and toss with the cooked lentils. Pop the tray back into the oven and roast for 5 more minutes.
5 Remove the tray from the oven, toss with the parsley and serve warm.