Recipe: Butternut and Pulses Salad
This is one of my favourite go to salads, full of goodness! Chickpeas and lentils are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals - along with being packed with folate, which is great if you are expecting! The butternut is good source of vitamin A and C and is cooked with a drizzle of coconut oil - providing you with lauric acid which is great for fighting off viruses, bacteria and fungi in the body. It can be served as a main meal or as a side along with your choice of protein.
2 butternut chopped into small squares
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 can organic chickpeas
1 can organic lentils
1/2 block of feta Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle the coconut oil over the butternut and place in an oven for 30mins at 180 degrees.
Use a sieve to rinse the chickpeas and lentils and add to your salad bowl. Once the butternut is cooked add onto of the chickpeas and crumble the feta on top. It can be served warm or cold!