Lentil Quinoa Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.0
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 37.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    .5 cup Quinoa
    1.25 cups water, plus 2 cups
    .5 cup lentils
    1 tsp Dijon Mustard
    2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
    .25 Cup Olive oil
    .25 tsp garlic powder
    1 lime, zested
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 green onions chopped
    1 Tsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro Leaves


Put the quinoa in a sieve and rinse in cold water. In a large microwave-proof bowl with a cover, add rinsed quinoa and 1.25 cups water. Cover and microwave on high for 9 minutes. Let it sit for 2 minutes then stir. Quinoa should be tender enough to eat, but with a little "pop" upon biting.

Put the lentils in a sieve and rinse in cold water, In a saucepan, simmer the lentils in 2 cups water until the lentils are tender, but not mushy about 30 minutes. Drain and cool.

In a small bowl, whisk the mustard and vinegar together, and drizzle in the oil to make an emulsion. Add the garlic powder, lime zest, and salt, and pepper, to taste.

To assemble the salad: om a medium salad bowl, mix quinoa, lentils, green onions, and chopped cilantro. top the salad with the dressing, toss to coat and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MMORRIS1921.

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