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Lentil-Quinoa Salad

Holly of the popular plant-based blog MyPlantBasedFamily.com shared this delicious, nutrient dense salad with the clean-eating cleansers yesterday.  Super easy to prepar and refreshing yet filling!

Ingredients

  • ½ cooked Lentils
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ c diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/8 cup diced red onion
  • 2 to 3 (packed) cups of mixed greens
  • For Dressing: 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • For Dressing: 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

Method

  1. Gently mix spices salt, onion powder and garlic powder with cooked lentils and set aside.
  2. Layer greens, quinoa, lentil, and remaining veggies to build your salad.
  3. In a small bowl or cup combine lemon juice and vinegar then pour it over your salad.

If you cook large batches of lentils and quinoa you can use them in other recipes like these Lentil-Quinoa Tacos or Taco Salad. Lentils and quinoa also freeze well once cooked and can be stored in individual portions for quick and easy meals.

To see more healthy recipes and weekly meal plans check out My Plant-Based Family or follow Holly on Facebook, Google+ or twitter.

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