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    Lentil Quinoa Salad

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    Total Time:

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    35 mins

    5 mins

    30 mins

    Chef #1525314's Note:

    I saw this recipe on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. I have been trying to find oher ways to use lentils other than soup and hae been wanting to try quinoa. This recipe is a great addition to any meal, providing extra protein and whole grain!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the quinoa in a sieve and rinse in cold water. In a large microwave-proof bowl with a cover, add the rinsed quinoa and 1 1/4 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.
    2. 2
      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.
    3. 3
      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.
    4. 4
      To assemble the salad: In a medium salad bowl, mix the quinoa, lentils, green onions, and chopped cilantro. Top the salad with the dressing, toss to coat and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2014

      55

      This is a delicious salad. I tweaked the recipe a little for my own taste. Used 2/3 c quinoa and only 1/3c lentils. Increased the red wine vinegar to 1/4 cup, used olive oil instead of canola and used chopped parsley instead of cilantro. Also jazzed it up with a peeled/diced cucumber, diced red bell pepper & a shredded carrot. It tastes best after it sits for a day!

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    • on May 23, 2012

      55

      This salad was really delicious and a great way for a vegetarian to get protein. I added one stalk of celery for crunch and about 2 T. fresh lemon juice. I also used lemon zest instead of lime since that is what I had on hand.

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    • on September 10, 2011

      55

      I used black caviar lentils in this dish and also added a vegetable bouillon cube to the quinoa cooking water. Otherwise followed the recipe on down. The flavors here are great. I especially LOVE the addition of the lime zest. My quinoa took a little longer than the 9 minutes in the microwave, maybe an extra 2 or 3 minutes. By the end all the water/broth had absorbed. Garnished with fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lentil Quinoa Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (287 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 237.7
     
    Calories from Fat 135
    57%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 23.8 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    16%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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