Surely at some point you will have heard about all the properties and benefits of quinoa as a superfood. On this occasion, we are going to prepare a nutritious quinoa lentil salad recipe, a combination of ingredients that will provide us with a dish rich in iron, folic acid, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorus, among other nutrients.
In addition to being easy to prepare, this combination of lentils with quinoa is incredible. It is a dish that will easily fill you up without adding many calories, so it is perfect to vary your lunch and enjoy a healthy and vegetarian option. If you want to make a vegan option, you can remove the cheese from the recipe. Do you already have everything ready? We are going to learn how to make quinoa lentil salad in a few minutes!
Ingredients to make Lentil and Quinoa Salad:
How to make Quinoa Lentil Salad:
Add the lentils to a pot of boiling water and cook them with a pinch of salt for about 20 minutes until the grain is al dente.
Bring water to a boil in another pot and add the previously macerated garlic. Add the quinoa and let it cook for 15 minutes until it opens.
In the same bowl, add the lentils and quinoa already cooked. Mix and season with salt and pepper.
Peel and cut the tomato into small cubes without seeds, do the same with the avocado. Add the ingredients to the quinoa and lentil salad, mix.
Add the cheese cut into strips, the olive oil and the balsamic vinegar to taste. Rectify with salt if necessary and enjoy your lentil and quinoa salad.
Lentil and Quinoa Salad – Ideas and Other Recipes
Don’t block your creativity! It’s delicious Lentil, quinoa and avocado salad it can be done in many ways. You can add the vegetables of your choice, as well as add tuna or chicken taquitos to complement if you are not a vegetarian.
If you like to enjoy your salads with dressings, we recommend this exquisite coriander salad dressing, perfect to accompany your dinner or lunch! You can keep the salad in the fridge and take it to work the next day.
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