A comforting and hearty salad with roasted orange carrots, chestnuts, mushrooms, green lentils, brown rice and pecans, plus a touch of fresh dill.
This recipe is a thousand years old, it was a very popular dish among the people living in the forests during the middle ages in Europe. The kids were sent pick the mushrooms and carrots while the people staying at the village were preparing the rice and green lentils in large copper pots. The dill was also grown in the forest and was added to the salad mostly for its health benefits: boosting the immune system. The salad was so delicious people were preparing large batches to have it for the whole week. Okay okay…I made up everything, I’m not even sure if you can find dill in forests BUT the fact this salad is delicious is true though.
The fresh dill contrasts well with the orange maple-roasted carrots, creating a nice balance of flavors.