Today’s recipe for roasted carrot and lentil salad with creamy avocado dressing is actually not a salad. I say this emphatically, with meaning: it is not a salad.
It can’t be a salad, because if it were a salad, there would be leafy greens, right? A bed of curly, dark purple and green leaves would line the plate, and perched on top would be mostly raw vegetables. If it were a salad of that ilk, my daughter Meimei wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. And that’s why this roasted carrot and lentil salad is definitely not a salad, because Meimei eats this dish like she just escaped from prison.