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Quinoa and Lentil Salad

Healthy and filling, this quinoa and lentil salad will keep you going.

25 mins
6 ingredients
$2.86 / person
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Quinoa and Lentil Salad

Gear

Ingredients

Serves = 1

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 125g can lentils, drained
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tomato, cut into small chunks
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil

It’s this easy

  • Cook quinoa, according to packet instructions.
  • Once quinoa is cooked and cooled, combine with lentils and vegetables.
  • To make the dressing, whisk lemon juice and olive oil together with a fork.
  • Pour over the top of the salad.

Tweaks

  • Add 2 teaspoons of sunflower seeds for extra crunch.
  • To top up your vegetables why not add some salad leaves too.

Notes

  • You can make quinoa in microwave or slow cooker or pot
  • Ensure to rinse lentils before adding to salad

Allergies

Contains: FODMAPs.
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