Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

Sarah Kaminski
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4


What You’ll Need:

  • For the salad:
  • ½ c dry quinoa
  • ½ c dry whole not split lentils
  • 1 c shredded carrot about 2-3 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • ½ purple onion diced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper diced
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ c olive oil
  • zest AND juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Stir quinoa & lentils together in a saucepan with 1 ½ c filtered water, salt & a drizzle of olive oil. Bring a boil, lower to a simmer & cover for about 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. (You can totally do this in a rice cooker if you have one!)
  • While quinoa & lentils cook, prepare dressing by whisking together oil, lemon & spices in the bottom of a large bowl.
  • Add chopped veggies to bowl, toss to coat.
  • Stir cooked quinoa & lentils to goodness. Stir everything together to allow flavors to marry. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
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