Let the onions sit in the dressing for at least 5 minutes before serving to marinate them and take off their sharp taste. This salad is great because it has details to it but can be done in minutes without having to cook anything!
I love when a salad fills me up and is a full meal. There is so much flavor in this one dish and it is so filling, you will feel light and satisfied and because of the butternut squash you wont be hungry until the morning!
The trick to this recipe is to do things in larger batches and be able to pull them out of the freezer the morning of. SO if you are making this, double or triple the dough recipe and freeze it in plastic bags tied into knots and then pull it out whenever you feel like pizza, focaccia or calzones for dinner! I keep the roasted peppers in my freezer in small sandwich bags and pull them out to add to a tomato sauce, salad, soup, eggs, everything really…
I used a blend of black and regular lentils (cooking them for the same amount of time) It really helps to place the mixture in the fridge for a bit to hold the burger together more but if you want to eat it right away, just be very cautious when turning it over, best with a spatula and spoon together. If you are eating the burger with cheese, place the cheese on top immediately after flipping it over to the second side.
Eating sprouted beans has so many health benefits and is packed with vitamins. In Israel you can find them in most grocery stores, already sprouted. If you can’t find them and don’t feel like sprouting your own you can always add a can of chickpeas to this recipe!