Cranberry Lentil and Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Lentil and Quinoa Salad

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"A healthy, protein-packed salad."
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2 h servings 205 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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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!

I would like to give this recipe 4.5 stars. I think it is very tasty, especially after it sits for 1-2 days and all the flavour really soaks in. I love the pop of sweet from the cranberry. Altho...

I loved this recipe and is a favorite of my husbands now. I added a couple cloves of garlic and some chopped parsley.

Made it exactly as is in the recipe. Very tasty. This will be my go-to quinoa salad recipe for a while. Serving size isn't as stated though, at least for my husband and I. I used a ladle to dish...

I loved this and it was a hit at my covered dish. The bay leaves add great flavor. I use pine nuts instead of the walnuts when I make it this weekend for a dinner I am going to. Very easy and...

Really god recipe. I think the bay leaves really make a difference in flavor, as does toasting your nut preference. I wouldn't skip those steps again. Love the different textures. I will make th...

This is a great summer salad! Healthy, refreshing and perfect for these sweltering SW summer days. Pretty much followed the recipe adding more scallions and one time added a red pepper and did...

I used a 19 oz. can of lentils instead of dried, and only a half cup of quinoa, but the salad tasted great. Have made it twice already and am going to make it again for a Canada Day barbecue. ...

I love this salad! I'm not a big fan of walnuts so I put in pumpkin seeds instead. And I used golden raisins because I was out of cranberries; not as pretty but still delicious! Good cold or roo...

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