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Lentil Quinoa Salad with Golden Raisins and Lemon Dressing

Lentil Quinoa Salad with Golden Raisins and Lemon Dressing, packed with fresh flavors! it's gluten free, healthy and has 212 calories and 8g of protein per serving. Adapted from My Recipes
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 212 kcal
Author Noshtastic

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green lentils rinsed
  • 3/4 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse lentils with cold water and cook according to the instructions on the packet, you should not need to pre-soak them. I used green lentils and they took about 20 minutes to cook. Once they are cooked, drain and allow to cool.
  2. In a separate pan rinse the quinoa and cook according to the instructions on the packet, it usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked remove from the heat and fluff with a fork, if the water has been measured correctly then the quinoa should have absorbed it all.
  3. Combine green lentils, quinoa, tomatoes, raisins, onion, cucumber, parsley and mint into a large bowl that you can serve it from.
  4. Mix together the lemon rind, lemon juice and olive oil and pour over salad and toss well.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Lentil Quinoa Salad with Golden Raisins and Lemon Dressing
Amount Per Serving (106 g)
Calories 212
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.