One Pot Quinoa And Red Lentils

One Pot Quinoa And Red Lentils

One Pot Quinoa And Red Lentils

 

Lentils and quinoa are full of dietary fibre which is required for optimal digestive health and to keep cholesterol levels at a healthy level. The dish is also combined with vegetables to make for one relatively simple and nutritious meal.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp.olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped finely
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils, well rinsed
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped finely
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • Mixed nuts or seeds
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped roughly

Method

  1. Put olive oil in large pot over medium heat with onion and garlic to cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add carrot, celery, and mushroom and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add lentils, herbs and spices then vegetable stock.
  4. Allow to simmer for half an hour.
  5. Add quinoa and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Toss spinach through and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from pot and top with sea salt, pepper, nuts, seeds and fresh parsley.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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