Lemon Quinoa and Lentil Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 – 40 minutes
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup lentils
1/2 large cucumber or 2 small ones
4 tsp olive oil
3 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp of goat feta cheese
Cook the quinoa and lentils according to the instructions. On the package that I used for lentils, I didn’t realize that I was supposed to soak them overnight. Instead, I washed them thoroughly and boiled them as directed. The quinoa that I used came with a lemon powder. If it does not come with lemon powder, that’s okay! You can also add 2 tsps of lemon juice to the quinoa and water before bringing the mixture to a boil.
While the quinoa and lentils are cooking, dice the cucmber and tomatoes, and set them aside for assembly.
Once the quinoa and lentils are cooked and prepped, pour both into a large bowl.
For the vegetables and sauce, I poured my serving size into two containers, and before I went to eat the salad, I added the vegetables as well as desired amount of the sauce.
Add 2 tbsp of goat feta cheese per servings. Mix and enjoy!
What I love about this recipe is it allows a lot of flexibility! I love the lemony flavour in my quinoa, therefore, I had add a ton of lemon juice, but if you don’t like the lemon, you can easily take it out of the boiling process or reduce the amount used in the sauce. Also, if tomatoes are not convenient or you just don’t like them, peppers are also a nice substitute!
I don’t usually add the vegetables and the sauce until I’m about to eat the salad because I feel like it gets soggy, and it goes bad quicker than if they were separate.
I loved the texture and flavour of this salad, and I also enjoy that it is an incredibly easy and versatile recipe.
Let me know if you tried the recipe, what you think and what your little variations of it are!
If you do make this recipe and want to show it off, take a picture and post it with @simplyamandalynn.blog in the description!
Pretty good Thai food at this place I stumbled upon it Etobicoke. Definitely an authentic family fun business joint. My favourite dish was the calamari: tender and crispy with good seasoning and dipping sauce. I also had “Guay Tiew Gaeng” which is a curry noodle and “Pad Gra Prao Kai Dao” a basil stir fry with rice. Both dishes were great, but not the best I’ve had around Toronto. Khao San Road does a better basil stir fry and I also like Sukhothai’s curry noodles more. It was also pretty expensive, especially for the location not being in downtown.
Breaking bread with my friend yesterday - those long lunches that you wish would go on forever but you both have to get busy with your day!
It’s restaurant week in Lagos. Who can guess where I had this sandwich?
Who else is living the #glutenfreelife? This wasn’t gluten-free though. What are some good gluten free alternatives in this here Lagos sef?
I’m not big on wheat these days. I can have the occasional meal with it, but we’ve broken up. So it needs to be a really worthwhile sandwich if I’m going to go at it.
This one wasn’t bad, by the way. Presentation could have been better. I’d have wanted more actual filling, too. Also a brown bread option would have been great! Still, it was gone about 15 minutes after I took this picture. Even me with my baby appetite, I was able to finish it.
A picture really only lasts a second, so enjoy the moment while you can.