Recipes and Cooking Black Lentil Salad with Oranges and Beets Be the first to rate & review! Fresh citrus, earthy beets, and goat cheese combine to make a filling salad. With 12g of protein per serving, this low-calorie vegetarian recipe makes a great meal option. By Andrea Kirkland, RD Published on August 20, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 35 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 8 ounce beet, tops removed ¾ cup black lentils, rinsed and drained ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 4 cup arugula or baby kale 2 tablespoon pine nuts or chopped walnuts 1 orange 3 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoon crumbled goat cheese (chèvre) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap beet in foil and place on a small baking sheet. Bake 75 minutes or until tender. When cool enough to handle, remove foil and peel skin from beet; slice beet. Meanwhile, cook lentils according to package directions, adding 1/2 tsp. of the salt to cooking water. Drain and cool. In a large bowl toss together lentils and arugula. In a 6-inch dry skillet cook pine nuts over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring occasionally. For dressing, remove zest from orange. In a small bowl whisk together orange zest, vinegar, shallot, oil, honey, rosemary, pepper, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Remove remaining peel from orange; cut orange into 1/4-inch slices. Arrange lentil mixture on a platter. Top with beet and orange slices, cheese, and pine nuts. Drizzle with dressing. Tip Substitute a Chioggia beet for the red beet. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 285 Calories 8g Fat 44g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 285 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 2mg 1% Sodium 287mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 18g Protein 12g Vitamin C 25.1mg 126% Calcium 78mg 6% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 604mg 13% Folate, total 266.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.