Green Brown Quinoa Lentil Salad

Blissfully satisfying, nutritious side or main dish salad recipe

Green Brown Lentil Quinoa Salad

Green Brown Quinoa Lentil Salad: Side dish for four with bread or tortilla and hummus, or a meal for two happy people. It's also a great take along lunch.

With cooked quinoa and lentils on hand, this dish came together very quickly. We recommend cooking the lentils and quinoa the morning or night before you want to make the salad.

Total Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Nutrition Data, 177g Serving: 267 cal, 37g carb, 11g fat, 182mg sodium, 11g fiber, 9g protein, 7g sugars, low Cholesterol, good source Vit A, C, K, Folate, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 16


  • Dressing:
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaf
  • 1 tsp Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh-ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked and drained brown lentils
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
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  • 1 cup shredded leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts


  1. Mix the dressing and set aside
  2. Mix together the quinoa and lentils in a bowl. Add the dressing
  3. Wash, drain and chop the lettuce and spinach
  4. Peel and slice the cucumber and avocado into cubes
  5. Strip the leaves off the parsley, and chop coarsely
  6. Add the veggies and pine nuts to the bowl, and mix gently

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