Fruits and Veggies Monday - Garlicky Roast Butternut & Beetroot Salad


We are fortunate to get a copy of an awesome monthly glossy foodie magazine Fresh Living absolutely free with our Smart Shopper rewards card. Getting rewarded with points which can be converted to ZAR at the store is a great incentive to shop there, but it also is one of my favourite food stores ;)
I draw much inspiration from this magazine which features wonderful weekday meal plans with recipes galore and boasts the most beautiful food photography.

Therefore for this week's entry I've chosen to share with all my FAVM foodies a deliciously healthy Garlicky Roasted Butternut & Beetroot Salad which I found in the latest issue, but as I am no stickler when it comes to recipes, there are some slight twists and turns with this one :)


The stars of today's show of course is Butternut and Beetroot with Black Lentils, English Spinach, Cilantro and Cucumber added, finished off with a tangy Mustard Dressing.

There are many health benefits locked up in this salad, and I will tell you a little about our stars:

Butternut is a great source of potassium, fiber and other key nutrients – improves digestion, blood pressure and a big plus for us ladies, its beneficial for healthy skin and hair!

Beetroot is packed with nutrients, helps keeping blood pressure under control, fights inflammation, improves digestion, and may support brain health as well as may have anti cancer properties.

English Spinach straight from the garden



  • 3-4 Beetroot peeled and quartered
  • 1 Butternut cubed
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • fresh Rosemary
  • 1 cup Black Lentils cook in salted water till tender, drain
  • Handful English Spinach leaves
  • Handful Cilantro
  • Small Cucumber thinly sliced Dressing
  • 10 ml Mustard
  • 80 ml Olive Oil
  • 30 ml White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 5 ml Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 5 ml Mustard Seeds

Whisk dressing ingredients together, toss a little into cooked Lentils.


Scatter garlic & rosemary over Butternut & Beetroot in oven pan, drizzle with Olive Oil & roast for approx 30-40 min in 180C fan oven.


Arrange Greens, Lentils & Veggies in a pretty dish, drizzle with remaining dressing & toss lightly.


One last look at the making of this Scrumptious Salad:

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A huge congratulations to two years of FAVM to the creator of #fruitsandveggiesmonday, @lenasveganliving; what an achievement!
A big thank you also to our weekly host the lovely @plantstoplanks; both these lovely ladies are such an inspiration with their kind feedback and the delicious and healthy food coming from their kitchens!

A massive shout out to @donkeypong for the generous sponsorship and of course that wonderfully talented artist @barbara-orenya for the gorgeous wonkies!

Thank you one and all for this opportunity!

Check out this week's POST, follow the rules 100% and show us your fruits and veggies this Monday :)

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Comments 21

I bet it's as delicious as it looks Lizelle! Not to forget, super healthy! Well done my Dear! πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
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22.07.2019 16:00

It was quite delicious and very filling too, thank you @lenasveganliving!

23.07.2019 19:04

I can totally imagine...........always a pleasure my Dear 😍

23.07.2019 21:25

Gosh do I love a roasted veggie salad! Good thing I just ate lunch or I'd be really hungry catching up on all the posts right now. You all are definitely bringing the good stuff for our special 2-year anniversary!

22.07.2019 17:43

There's some good stuff this week indeed...gona make me some stuffed dumplings too, loved that one! Thank you @plantstoplanks!

23.07.2019 19:06

Wow, this looks so healthy and delicious!! You did a great job, and thanks for sharing it!

22.07.2019 17:53

Thank you so very much @squishysquid!

23.07.2019 19:07

Like always, this just looks delicious!!

22.07.2019 18:17

It was very different from my usual salads, thank you so much for your wonderful support @rynow!

23.07.2019 19:08

Now that looks interesting, I have only just started to eat beetroot recently, and I think I might give this a try, it looks great.

22.07.2019 21:21

It was a meal in itself, really delicious, thanks @gguy773!

23.07.2019 20:14

Thats a salad I would love without a doubt ;)

22.07.2019 21:29

This looks like a real tasty treat indeed

23.07.2019 01:50

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23.07.2019 21:16

Thank you very much @c-squared, much appreciated!

25.07.2019 14:55


Congrats on winning #fruitsandveggiesmonday

See you next week again!

24.07.2019 20:27

Thank you so very much for the awesome support @thekitchenfairy :)

25.07.2019 14:53


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Thank you so very much for the curation, much appreciated, love the cupcakes!

25.07.2019 14:51

Absolute mouth watering taste zinging NYUMMMMMM

25.07.2019 04:38

It was quite delicious and totally different from my usual salads, thank you @justjoy!

25.07.2019 14:58