My oven has been working overtime these days - I've been baking and roasting food almost everyday. I picked up a pack of heirloom carrots at the market last weekend, threw them in the oven with a bit of oil, and served them over a bed of beluga lentils! I also topped it with a delicious spicy peanut butter sauce.
Roasted carrots are sweet, a nice change from eating them raw. I could have easily eaten all 8 carrots myself, but I also need to feed Devine.
Beluga lentils aren't the cheapest kind you can get, but I like them because they hold their shape well.
Credits: The idea to make a recipe with beluga lentils was inspired by Meike Peters' beluga lentil salad recipe.
- heirloom carrots 8
- olive oil 15 ml
- thyme 5 g
- sea salt 5 g
- black pepper pinch
- Preheat oven to 200 °C (400 °F)
- Wash 8 organic heirloom carrots, but do not peel them. Dry the carrots, and then toss them with 15 ml (1 tsp) of olive oil and 5 g (1 tsp) of dried thyme.
- Lay on a baking sheet and sprinkle with 1.25g (1/4 tsp) of salt and some black pepper. Bake for 25 minutes, making sure to flip the carrots halfway through.
- sriracha 30 ml
- peanut butter 30g
- soy sauce 60 ml
- japanese rice vinegar 30 ml
- beluga lentils 115 g
- vegetable bouillon 375 ml
- Wash 115 g (1/2 cup) of dry beluga lentils. Put 375 ml (~1 1/2 cup) of vegetable bouillon in a pot and add the lentils, bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 25 minutes — don't let them cook for too long or they'll get too mushy. If the lentils seem cooked but haven't absorbed all of the water, strain them out.
- Set the beluga lentils on a plate with a bit of sauce and top with 4 roasted carrots!