Cranberry Lentil and Quinoa Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Cranberry Lentil and Quinoa Salad

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"A healthy, protein-packed salad."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs

Directions

  1. Place lentils and 1 bay leaf in a saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes; drain and discard bay leaf. Rinse with cold water until lentils cool and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Bring 2 cups water, quinoa, and remaining bay leaf to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse quinoa with cold water until cool, discarding bay leaf. Stir quinoa into lentils.
  3. Heat lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave until warm, about 30 seconds. Stir honey into juice until dissolved. Add vinegar and salt; whisk in olive oil and season with black pepper. Pour lemon juice mixture into lentils and quinoa.
  4. Mix walnuts, cranberries, feta cheese, and green onion into lentil and quinoa salad. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
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Jan 23, 2015

Excellent salad! Very high in protein, fibre and iron. I added red peppers to the salad and a little garlic to the dressing. Yum! Worth a try!

 
Mar 14, 2015

I made this for my guy after he told me he hates quinoa. He gobbled it up and is looking forward to the leftovers. He added avacado to his and I added a few cloves of garlic to the dressing. I might add some cayenne to it next time. A great healthy recipe that tastes good too!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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