Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula and Lentil Salad Recipe

Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula and Lentil Salad Recipe

How To Make Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula and Lentil Salad

Beat the customary by creating this refreshing green salad of roasted broccoli, arugula, and lentil jampacked tossed with all the healthy goodness.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Salad:

  • 1bunchbroccoli
  • ¾lbbrussels sprouts,or more broccoli
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼tspfine sea salt
  • ½cupblack beluga lentils,or green/Puy lentils, picked through for debris and rinsed
  • cupswater
  • 4handfulsarugula
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,freshly grated

For Lemon Dressing:

  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsplemon juice,to taste
  • 1tsphoney
  • 1tspDijon mustard
  • 1garlic clove,pressed or minced
  • pinchred pepper flakes
  • ¼tspfine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line your largest rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.

  2. Cut the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Trim the ends off the sprouts; cut the small sprouts in two through the stem, and the large sprouts into quarters.

  3. Toss the florets and sprouts in the olive oil so they are lightly coated, and sprinkle with the salt. Spread the florets and sprouts in a single layer on the baking sheet; be sure not to overcrowd.

  4. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes, tossing halfway, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and well caramelized on the edges.

  5. In the meantime, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the lentils. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the lentils are tender but still retain their shape. Drain off any excess water.

  6. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients while the roasted vegetables and lentils cool a bit.

  7. In a large serving bowl, combine the roasted vegetables, cooked lentils and arugula. Drizzle with vinaigrette, sprinkle in the Parmesan and toss well.

  8. Taste and add more lemon juice (for more zing), salt (for more overall flavor), and/or pepper, if needed. This salad is best served immediately.


  • Calories: 376.48kcal
  • Fat: 19.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.36g
  • Fiber: 10.16g
  • Sugar: 6.71g
  • Protein: 20.01g
  • Cholesterol: 12.64mg
  • Sodium: 637.49mg
  • Calcium: 349.69mg
  • Potassium: 1024.98mg
  • Iron: 4.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 211.05mg
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