Quinoa Lentil Power Salad

Feb 22, 2021 | Main Meals

As we approach the spring (I promise it鈥檚 gonna happen) 馃槀 I鈥檓 starting to think fresh, power salads. I love plant based protein and do incorporate several plant based meals a week! Here is one to add to your meal rotation, its hearty and absolutely bursting with flavor!

 

Quinoa Lentil Power Salad

Prep: 15-20 minutes 

Makes: 2 Servings 

Ingredients: 

路      陆 lemon, juiced 

路      1 tsp spicy mustard 

路      陆 cup cooked quinoa* 

路      陆 cup cooked lentils* 

路      陆 cup shelled edamame (thawed if frozen) 

路      2 tablespoons minced red onion 

路      陆 red or orange bell pepper, finely chopped 

路      1 cup diced Mango 

路      录 cup finely chopped parsley 

路      陆 avocado, cubed 

路      Salt & pepper to taste 

 

Directions: 

1.     Combine lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl, mix well. Place quinoa and lentils in a separate bowl and toss with lemon juice mixture. 

2.     Add remaining ingredients, edamame through avocado. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before eating if desired or enjoy at room temperature. 

*Note: Cook quinoa and lentils according to package directions, be sure all water has evaporated or drain before using in recipe. 

 Nutrition Information for 1 戮 cup: 

296 Calories; 46g carbohydrate; 14g protein; 10g fat; 620mg sodium; 12g fiber 

 

Recipe: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA聽

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