This is one of the recipes from the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge (next Challenge is starting Monday, October 20th, 2014)!! I have to say, this is one of my favourite salad recipes. Not only is it full of protein, but it’s also super filling, and perfect to take for lunch or when you are on the go! This is definitely a staple in my household!
Lentil Quinoa Salad
¾ cup dried Green Lentils (rinsed)
3 cups Water (for cooking lentils)
½ cup dried Quinoa (rinsed)
3 cups Water (for cooking quinoa)
1 large Carrot (finely diced)
¼ Red Onion (finely diced)
1 stalk of Celery (finely diced)
½ Red Bell Pepper/Capsicum (finely diced)
½ Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum (finely diced)
½ English Cucumber (seeds removed, finely diced)
1 Tomato (seeds removed, finely diced)
2 tbsp fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
1 large Lemon (juice of)
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
¼ cup Olive Oil
1 clove of Garlic (minced)
½ tsp Salt
1- Place rinsed lentils and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, lower the heat to low, and let it simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until cooked (the lentils should be firm, not mushy!) Drain lentils and place in a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
2- Place rinsed quinoa and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, lower the heat to low, and let it simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until quinoa is slightly translucent. Drain quinoa and add it to the large mixing bowl with the cooked lentils and allow it to continue cooling.
3- Prepare the remaining salad ingredients and once the quinoa and lentils are cooled down to room temperature, mix all the salad ingredients together with the lentils and quinoa.
4- In a small bowl mix the salad dressing ingredients together and then drizzle over salad and toss.
5- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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