Nutritious Quinoa & Lentil Salad Recipe
Lemon Olive Oil Quinoa & Lentil Salad Recipe
– 1 cup lentils
– 1 cup quinoa
– 3 tbsp white-wine vinegar
– 2 tsp salt
– 4 tbsp Sonoma Farm Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– ½ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
– salt and pepper to taste
-Begin by rinsing the lentils under cold water. In a small saucepan add enough water to cover the lentils by 2 inches, add 1tsp salt and simmer until tender but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.
-Meanwhile, place quinoa, 2 cups water and 1tsp salt in another saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed, about 15 minutes, approx.
-When lentils are done, drain well. Remove hot lentils to a large mixing bowl and stir in 1 tbsp of vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Cool lentils completely, stirring occasionally.
-When quinoa is cooked, drain any excess liquid. Cool and add to lentils in mixing bowl.
-In a small bowl whisk together remaining 2 tbsp vinegar, oil, S&P to taste. Combine lentils, quinoa and dressing. Add in mint . Mix well.