LENTIL QUINOA SALAD

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This is a really simple dish to put together, but it is full of flavor and makes for a perfect healthy lunch!  I was running low on groceries, and I was thrilled when I came across this pin on Pinterest, because I had all the “food” ingredients for it.

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I did, however, have to make some substitutions for the dressing.  I didn’t want to use any dijon mustard because I didn’t have any, and the only kind of vinegar I ever use on anything is apple cider vinegar because of all it’s health benefits, so I substituted this for red wine vinegar.  Also, I never use vegetable oil, so I used olive oil instead.  I didn’t have a lime to zest, but I did have some lime juice, so I improvised. I LOVE how it turned out!  Super easy to make and full of foods that are packed full of nutrients!

LENTIL QUINOA SALAD

lentil quinoa salad

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

For the dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Prepare the quinoa and lentils as directed on the package.
  2. Chop your green onions and cilantro.
  3. Mix together the quinoa, lentils, green onions, and cilantro
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, then mix the dressing in with the salad.

Easy Peasy!  Enjoy! 🙂

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