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Roast beef, lentil and beetroot salad

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
This salad is a perfect mix of textures: crunchy and peppery radish, tender beef, roll-in-your-mouth lentils and soft caramelised beetroot. Yum!

Ingredients

Beetroot

800 g, peeled and cut into wedges

Garlic

4 clove(s)

Fresh thyme

1 tbs, ( 4 sprigs)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Lean beef sirloin steak

640 g, (buy 800g), fat trimmed

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

¾ cup(s), (180g)

Horseradish cream

1 tbs

Asparagus

2 bunch(es), halved

Watercress

1 cup(s), (1 bunch, leaves only)

Lentils, canned, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), (1 x400g can)

Radish

4 individual, (1 bunch)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place the beetroot, garlic and thyme on prepared tray. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with half the oil. Toss to coat. Bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, tie the beef, at 4cm intervals, with kitchen string. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a baking tray.
  3. Transfer roasted garlic to a plate and discard thyme. Bake beef with the beetroot for a further 15 minutes or until beetroot is tender and beef is rare. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, squeeze flesh from the garlic and finely chop. Combine garlic, yoghurt and horseradish cream in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the asparagus in a small saucepan of boiling salted water for 2 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Cool in iced water.
  6. Divide the asparagus, beetroot, watercress, lentils and radish among serving plates. thinly slice the beef and arrange over salad. serve the salad drizzled with horseradish dressing.