Hot mustard lentils with beetroot & spicy sausages

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Toss spiced lamb merguez sausages, Puy lentils and roasted red onion in a tangy mustard dressing for this earthy dish – 3 of your 5 a day

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 662
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 44g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 14g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 3.3g


  • 500g raw beetroot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 400g pack lamb merguez sausages
  • 2 x 250g pouches ready-cooked puy lentils (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 75g watercress, stalks removed
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Top and tail the beetroot, then peel and cut into wedges. Put the beetroot in a roasting tin, drizzle over the olive oil and toss with the onion, garlic and caraway seeds. Roast for 45 mins until the beetroot is tender and the onion is sticky and charred.

  2. Heat the grill and cook the sausages until golden. Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients. While the beetroot is still warm, toss with the lentils and dressing. Add the watercress and serve with the sausages.

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