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Lentil and Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Lentil Salad Topped with Grated Carrots and Broccoli Flowers



2 Cups Cooked Quinoa

2 Cups Cooked Green or Red Lentils

Raw Grated Carrots

Steamed Broccoli Flowers

1/4 Cup Raw Shallots finely chopped

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

Lemon Juice: 1/2 squeezed

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Raw Chopped Italian Parsley

Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Whisk together shallots, mustard, and lemon juice. Add the olive oil slowly, whisking until well-blended. Season with the salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa and lentils with chopped parsley in a large bowl.
  • Top salad with raw grated carrots, and broccoli flowers.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, and mix well.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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Quinoa: No Gluten – Fast Cooking Grain Alternative


If you’re wheat, or gluten sensitive, fast cooking Quinoa offers a delicious alternative.

Quinoa, like Buckwheat are known as pseudo grains, meaning they look like grains such as rice and wheat. Pseudo grains behave like true grains because they can be ground into a flour, consumed as a warm breakfast cereal, or prepared as a delectable side dish.  Unlike true grains, Quinoa and Buckwheat do not contain gluten. Read the rest of this entry