I Found the Best Quinoa & Lentil Recipe!

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Quinoa is an essential part of any vegan diet. It has heart healthy fatty acids such as omega-3 and is also a complete protein. This means it has all 9 of the essential amino acids, including isoleucine and lysine, which many grains don’t have. Quinoa is also gluten-free. It has a low glycemic index, which means that you won’t have to worry about blood sugar spikes after your meal. The high protein levels of quinoa can help boost metabolism, which is great for weight loss. It also has a high amount of fiber which helps you to feel more full after your meals. Finding new and enjoyable meals using quinoa can be hard, here is a great one that you’re sure to enjoy.

Quinoa & Lentil Pilaf


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 2 cups beluga lentils, cooked
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3-4 scallions, chopped


Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add in onions and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until translucent.  Add in garlic and sauté for another minute.

Add in quinoa and 2 cups water.  Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fully cooked.

Mix together the cooked quinoa with the remaining ingredients.  Toss to combine and taste for seasonings. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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