August 23, 2012

Lentil Quinoa Salad

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Two superfoods collide!

The other day I went searching for a recipe that had lentils and quinoa in the same dish. I thought it'd be great to see these superfoods collide. I came across a salad from Melissa d'Arabian that sounded intriguing. It certainly didn't disappoint - the salad is light, refreshing, flavorful, and packs a BIG nutritional punch! The mustard and lime are a great burst of flavor. It can be served immediately or after several hours/overnight chilling in the fridge. It'd be fun playing around with other dressing flavors as well.... lentils and quinoa are definitely awesome together!


Vegan, gluten-free
Recipe adapted from Melissa d'Arabian

Ingredients
*Makes about 4 side servings
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup lentils
3 green onions
1-2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 lime, zested
Salt/pepper

Directions
Cook quinoa and lentils according to package directions, leaving both tender, not mushy.
Make the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and mustard. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking to combine. Add garlic powder, lime zest, and salt/pepper to taste.
Chop the cilantro and green onions.
In a bowl, add the cooked lentils, quinoa, green onions, cilantro. Mix to combine.
Top with the dressing, lightly toss to coat.

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8 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I love the lime with the mustard. That looks so good!

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  2. Yum! I love the cilantro and tangy dressing.

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  3. I made this for a potluck yesterday. It was so yummy and fresh tasting! Love your recipes! As a busy newly wed who works full time and loves food and is striving to be healthy these recipes are perfect!

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    1. Hi there and a big congrats on your marriage! :) That's awesome this was a success at your potluck. So happy to hear you're finding recipes you like. Thanks for the message!

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  4. woah, you have so many protein rich salads on your blog, it's awesome!

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    1. Aw thanks Howie! I'm pretty serious about my salads - loooove them and their versatility! The heartier the better! :)

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