Quinoa and Lentil Salad Recipe with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

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A tasty, easy and light quinoa lentil salad perfect for summer, loaded with nutrition and full of fresh flavors. Really lovely served warm or as a cold vegan dish with marinated roasted peppers on top or with fresh tomatoes, feta and dill. 
 
Adding some goat cheese would really give it something special in my humble opinion. Pretty much anything in season this time of year would be nice piled up on top of this goodness and sprinkled with a bunch of fresh herbs.
 
I used one of my new favorite things here, the Antioxidant blend from Village Harvest. It contains organic black lentils, quinoa and heirloom black rice. Gluten free, protein packed and everything is done in less than half an hour. 
Village Harvest Antioxidant Blend
 
Because my containers are bursting with sweet onion chives, I buzzed up a delicate chive vinaigrette to toss with the lentil salad. You can make it a lemon vinaigrette or use a red wine vinegar instead. Whatever rocks your taste buds. Experiment with the ratio and see what works for you. 
Lemon Chive Vinaigrette
 
If you are looking for some lunches to go ideas and even airplane food, this quinoa lentil salad fits the bill from both a tasty and nutrition standpoint. Hope you give it a go soon.
 
I love Village Harvest products because they are more than just rice, they are about discovering new possibilities at home in the kitchen, or thousands of miles away in the fields. 
Quinoa Lentil Black Rice Salad with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette
 
There are 3 Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blend varieties at this time and they offer a distinctive combination of healthful goodness: Organic Antioxidant BlendOrganic Ancient Grain Blend and Organic Protein Blend 
Village Harvest Organic Blends
 
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 Quinoa Lentil Black Rice Salad with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

Quinoa and Lentil Salad with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

A tasty, easy and light quinoa lentil salad perfect for summer, loaded with nutrition and full of fresh flavors. 
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh chives
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more as needed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups Village Harvest Antioxidant lentil, quinoa, black rice mix
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3.5 cups water or vegetable stock ( salt free)
  • 1/3 cup fresh herbs for garnish
  • 1 lemon -quartered

Instructions

Lemon Chive Dressing

  • Add the chives, olive oil and lemon juice or red wine vinegar ( whatever you prefer) to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and transfer to a small bowl. Season to your taste with sea salt and add more lemon or vinegar if desired.

Quinoa Lentil Salad

  • Add the lentil, rice and quinoa mix to a medium pot together with the bay leaf and a pinch of sea salt. Cover with the water and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover with a lid, turn the flame to medium low and cook for 25 to 30 minutes until all water it absorbed. Turn off the heat and allow it to sit covered tightly for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the lentil mix to a mixing bowl ( discard bay leaf) and fluff with a fork. Pour the chive dressing on top and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste with more lemon and sea salt.
  • Serve with marinated roasted peppers and fresh herbs on top and plenty of lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 9.6mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 599kcal
Author: Florentina

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