Roasted Cauliflower & Lentil Salad with Jalapeño Vinaigrette & Creamy Salsa Verde

Roasted Cauliflower & Lentil Salad

with Jalapeño Vinaigrette & Creamy Salsa Verde

40 MIN
2 Servings
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Fri Delivery Only
Recipe only available for Friday delivery.
WW™ Approved
Our recipes that have the WW™ Mark of Wellness make vegetables the star of your meal, utilize lean proteins, keep calorie counts in mind and limit saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, and use simple, wholesome ingredients to make dinnertime a nourishing and joyful experience. Smart Point Values ® (SPVs) are assigned to recipes on an “as packaged” basis. To learn more about WW™ visit our partner’s website at WW.com.
Vegetarian
Our vegetarian recipes contain no meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, but may include eggs, and animal-based dairy products, such as cheese and sour cream, as well as honey.
600 Calories Or Less
All of these delicious recipes come in at 600 calories or less per serving, ideal for those who choose to monitor their caloric intake, without sacrificing flavor. The US Food & Drug Administration recommends a 2000 calorie daily intake for the general population. The 600 calorie cap equates to 30% of total 2000 calories per day based on 3 meals per day with 200 calories remaining for snack or beverage.
Carb Conscious
Our Carb Conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Our Carb Conscious recipes have 42g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving, a 25% reduction in net carbs compared to the average Blue Apron recipe served in 2019. Due to the natural variation in size of and contribution of produce in our recipes, some recipes can be badged as Carb Conscious at 45g or less net carbs per serving.
Mediterranean Diet
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published jointly every five years by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). This eating plan highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
Plant-Forward
Our Plant-Forward recipes are designed by our chefs to help support a flexible diet that emphasizes plant-based foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and other legumes like lentils and soy foods, and includes occasional, moderate portions of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
Diabetes Friendly
Our diabetes friendly offering allows you to enjoy wholesome options while adhering to the guidelines set forth by the nutrition experts at our partner at the American Diabetes Association. A recipe with this badge features non-starchy, fibrous vegetables with a limit on calories, total carbohydrates, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium. For those chefs following ADA guidelines, it is recommended that no additional salt be added to this recipe when prepared and for chefs to skip all salting steps of a recipe. See nutrition information on your current page or at blueapron.com for sodium “as packaged”. To find out more about the American Diabetes Association's guidelines visit our partner’s website www.diabetes.org.

From the Test Kitchen

In this flavorful vegetarian dish, we’re using a piquant, warm jalapeño and scallion vinaigrette to bring together our hearty lentils, roasted cauliflower, and juicy tomatoes. It’s all topped with a soft-boiled egg, whose yolk adds irresistible richness to the vibrant dish.
12 green SmartPoints® per serving
7 blue SmartPoints® per serving
7 purple SmartPoints® per serving
To learn more about WW and SmartPoints® visit ww.com

Hey, Chef! Try these WW pro-tips: Skip adding salt during prep and cooking, and see nutrition info for sodium as packaged. Counting SmartPoints? Choose nonstick cooking spray (0 SmartPoints) instead of olive oil (1 SmartPoint per teaspoon) to coat your pan before heating.
CLICK FOR RECIPE CARD

Get Cooking

Wellness Details Wellness

This meal was designed in collaboration with nutritionists with your holistic health in mind.

WW™ Approved Carb Conscious
  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    700 Cals (est.)
View Full Nutrition
Nutrition Label
Download
fresh
ingredients
Roasted Cauliflower & Lentil Salad with Jalapeño Vinaigrette & Creamy Salsa Verde
Title
  • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • ½ cup Black Beluga Lentils
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 2 Scallions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • ⅓ cup Salsa Verde
  • 2 Tbsps Fromage Blanc
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
time-saving
tips & techniques
Cook the eggs
1 Cook the eggs

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Carefully add the eggs to the pot of boiling water and cook 7 minutes for soft-boiled, or until your desired degree of doneness. Leaving the pot of water boiling, using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the eggs to a strainer and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, carefully peel the cooked eggs. Season  with salt and pepper. 

Prepare the ingredients
2 Prepare the ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the core of the cauliflower; cut into small florets. Thinly slice the scallions on an angle, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine salsa verde and fromage blanc. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook & rinse the lentils
3 Cook & rinse the lentils

Add the lentils to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 25 to 27 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse under water.

Roast the cauliflower
4 Roast the cauliflower

Meanwhile, place the cauliflower florets on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 22 to 24 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Make the vinaigrette
5 Make the vinaigrette

Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions, chopped garlic, and as much of the sliced pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. Stir in the vinegar.

Finish & serve your dish
6 Finish & serve your dish

To the bowl of seasoned tomatoes, add the rinsed lentils, vinaigrette, and roasted cauliflower. Toss to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished cauliflower and lentils topped with the seasoned eggs. Drizzle with the creamy salsa verde. Garnish with the almonds and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

About Blue Apron

Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

Get This Recipe Delivered
Cook the eggs
1 Cook the eggs

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Carefully add the eggs to the pot of boiling water and cook 7 minutes for soft-boiled, or until your desired degree of doneness. Leaving the pot of water boiling, using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the eggs to a strainer and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, carefully peel the cooked eggs. Season  with salt and pepper. 

2 Prepare the ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the core of the cauliflower; cut into small florets. Thinly slice the scallions on an angle, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine salsa verde and fromage blanc. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Prepare the ingredients
Cook & rinse the lentils
3 Cook & rinse the lentils

Add the lentils to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 25 to 27 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse under water.

4 Roast the cauliflower

Meanwhile, place the cauliflower florets on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 22 to 24 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Roast the cauliflower
Make the vinaigrette
5 Make the vinaigrette

Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions, chopped garlic, and as much of the sliced pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. Stir in the vinegar.

6 Finish & serve your dish

To the bowl of seasoned tomatoes, add the rinsed lentils, vinaigrette, and roasted cauliflower. Toss to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished cauliflower and lentils topped with the seasoned eggs. Drizzle with the creamy salsa verde. Garnish with the almonds and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Finish & serve your dish