Crunchy Quinoa Salad! - Sonia Jhas
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Crunchy Quinoa Salad!

This quinoa salad is DELICIOUS!!! It’s zesty, crunchy, and full of goodness. Packed with protein and filled with fiber – I highly recommend you whip up a batch as a side dish or weekday meal solution!

 

Recipe:

6 cups water
¼ cup lemon juice (preferably fresh)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 cup green lentils
1 cup quinoa
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
½ – 1 tsp salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp grated lemon zest
¾ cup chopped green onions
¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of the water to a boil over high heat, add lentils and reduce heat to medium-low
  2. Cook for 30 mins until tender
  3. In another medium saucepan, cook quinoa according to package directions (typically 2 cups of water for 1 cup quinoa for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, until water is absorbed)
  4. Remove both the lentils and quinoa from heat and set aside
  5. Whisk together tarragon, salt, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and mustard
  6. When the lentils and quinoa are completely cool, combine them with the sliced green onions, tossing them gently together
  7. Add the dressing and toss again gently until everything is coated.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and ENJOY!!! 🙂