Roasted Beet with Lentils and Ricotta
"This plate is simple and delicious. Beetroots are still in season because we are still in winter. Lentils are ideal for respecting meatless Monday because they are rich in protein. For the extra fresh ingredient, I added a mint-whipped ricotta. You will like this plate for lunch."
-- @tastyandfrenchy


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 2 beetroots
  • 1 cup French lentils
  • 1/ 2 pound asparagus
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 bunch small mint
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Step 1

    Peel and slice the beetroots, mix in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes at 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Cook the lentils in 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Chop the mint and mix with the ricotta, salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Arrange the plate with the lentils, beets, some asparagus and a good tablespoon of mint ricotta. Pour a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt pepper.