Roast pumpkin, capsicum, lentil and quinoa salad

You'll be sure to win friends with this salad. Packed with fresh and fabulous vegetables this hearty salad is great as a side or as a complete meal option.

Who said salad can’t be a main meal? With hearty lentils, capsicum, pumpkin, fetta and more this salad is guaranteed to impress and satisfy.

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Lemon dressing


1.Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F.
2.Place pumpkin, capsicum, oil, garlic and cumin seeds in a large bowl. Season; toss to coat well. Divide among two roasting pans. Roast for 30 minutes or until tender and edges are caramelised.
3.Meanwhile, rinse quinoa under cold running water; drain well. Place in a medium saucepan with 1¼ cups (310ml) water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
4.Place lentils and 3 cups (750ml) water in a saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 15 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain lentils; rinse under cold running water, then drain again.
5.Boil or microwave beans and broccoli until almost tender; drain. Rinse under cold running water for 30 seconds to cool; drain.
6.Make lemon dressing.Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well to combine. Season to taste. Makes ½ cup.
7.Transfer quinoa to a bowl; stir through parsley and 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
8.Divide quinoa mixture, lentils, vegetables, tomato and coriander among bowls; drizzle over remaining dressing. Scatter with seeds; top with fetta. Serve.

Use white or red quinoa instead of tri-coloured, if that’s what you have in your pantry.