How to Make a Delicious and Nutritious Quinoa Lentil Salad

If you’re on a mission to find a salad that’s both nutritious and packed with flavours, let’s take a moment to adore the Quinoa Lentil Salad! This dish perfectly fuses the coarse texture of protein-packed quinoa and fibre-rich green lentils to create an exotic mosaic of tastes. Unique inclusions like sunflower seeds, sour cherries, and fresh mint leaves couple the richness of nutrients with an unmatched crunch and tang.

Plus, it’s gluten-free and vegan, making it a fantastic meal option that accommodates everyone. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a bowl of tasty goodness that’ll leave you feeling revitalized and satisfied. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to create this tasty salad.

Quinoa Lentil Salad


  • 1/2 cup quinoa

  • 1/2 cup green lentils

  • 2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

  • 1 tbsp. dried sour cherries (not sweetened)

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves

  • 3 cups rocket leaves (70g)

  • 1 small purple onion, chopped

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • Lemon

  • Lemon peel


  1. Cook the green lentils and quinoa according to packaging instructions.

  2. Drain completely from any water and get ready to bring the salad to life.

  3. Toast the sunflower seeds lightly for an added crunch.

  4. Assemble the salad base by combining quinoa and lentils, rocket leaves, mint leaves, onion, toasted sunflower seeds, sour cherries, and grated lemon zest. Season it all with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  5. Give the salad a good toss and serve it up while it’s fresh.


Quinoa Lentil Salad

This Quinoa Lentil Salad makes an ideal treat for hot summer days or any time of the year. Its unique flavor and texture will dazzle your taste buds and keep your tummy happy. Fresh mint leaves, rocket leaves, and a hint of lemon zest create an energizing medley that embodies a healthy and nutritious meal. Whether you serve it as a side dish or make it the star of your dining table, this salad is bound to impress your loved ones. Give it a try and savour the benefits for yourself!


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